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Mangok Mathiang
Mangok Mathiang

RS Sophomore

Melbourne, Australia

High School:
IMG Academy (Fla.)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 220




Jones Scores 22 to Lead No. 5 Louisville Past Clemson, 58-52

Chris Jones scored 22 points and Terry Rozier added 15 to lead Louisville


No. 4 Louisville Defeats UNC-Wilmington, 68-57

Montrezl Harrell led the team with 19 points and 17 rebounds in win over the Seahawks.


No. 6 Louisville Outlasts Cleveland State, 45-33

Montrezl Harrell led the Cardinals with 15 points and 13 rebounds.


Louisville Shoots Past Barry in Exhibition Win

Wayne Blackshear led all scorers with 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting.


Harrell's 32 Pace Cardinals in Early Scrimmage

All-America forward led the Black team to a 91-82 victory over the White on Sunday


No. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Boston College (USATSI)

No. 10 Men's Basketball vs. Boston College (USATSI)


No. 10 Louisville vs. Pittsburgh

USATSI photos men's basketball -- 1/25/15



Louisville Men's Basketball v Duke


No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 4 Duke

USATSI photos men's basketball -- 1/17/15



Louisville Men's Basketball v Virginia Tech

Freshman Year:

  • Pronounced MANG-go like the fruit, with a silent "K"; MATH-ee-ang.
  • Finished the season averaging 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds, with a team-high 51 blocks. He shot 52.8 percent from the field.
  • Had a blocked shot in 28 games and finished seventh in the AAC in blocked shots per game (1.4). He had 15 games with at least two swats.
  • Played in all three NCAA Tournament games, totaling six points, seven rebounds, five blocks, and three steals. He had two blocks versus both Manhattan and Kentucky.
  • Averaged 5.0 rebounds, while totaling four blocks in three games at the AAC Tournament. He totaled eight rebounds against Rutgers and had three swats versus Houston.
  • Totaled four points, five rebounds, and three blocks at Cincinnati.
  • Registered nine points and six rebounds vs. USF, while also recording a block.
  • Scored eight points on 3-of-3 shooting against Rutgers. He connected on both of his free throw attempts.
  • Totaled four points and five rebounds against Temple. For the fourth-consecutive game, he had a block.
  • Recorded his second double-digit point performance, totaling 10 points at USF on 4-of-6 shooting. He tied a season-best with two steals.
  • Swatted three shots at Connecticut, his most against a conference foe.
  • Had a season-high two steals along with six points and five boards vs. Houston.
  • Matched a season high with four blocks against Kentucky, adding four points and three rebounds.
  • Recorded six points and seven rebounds against FIU.
  • Named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Dec. 16 after he scored a season-best 13 points - he was 5-of-5 from the field - and totaled five rebounds and one block against Western Kentucky.
  • Totaled eight points, nine rebounds - six on the offensive end - and two blocked shots in the win over Missouri State.
  • Had a season high four blocks vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, while adding six points.
  • Earned first career start, totaling seven rebounds and three blocks against Southern Miss.
  • Had seven points and 10 rebounds in his collegiate debut and Louisville's season opener versus College of Charleston. It's only the second time in the last 13 years that a Louisville freshman has grabbed that many rebounds in a debut (Chane Behanan, 12 rebounds vs. UT Martin on Nov. 11, 2011).

High School:

  • Sat out the 2012-13 season, but was able to practice with the Cardinals while attending UofL.
  • Averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots his final prep year for IMG's postgraduate team, which posted a 28-2 record in 2011-12. Eleven of his IMG teammates signed with NCAA Division I schools.
  • Born in Sudan, Africa, Mathiang lived in Melbourne, Australia for several years before moving to the United States to play a season of high school basketball at Carbondale (Ill.) Brehm Prep School in 2010-11. While at Brehm Prep, he blocked an event-high seven shots against Princeton Day Academy in the 2011 National Prep School Invitational.
  • A late addition to the Cardinal roster in 2012, joining the team in August 2012 after arriving on campus the day before classes started.
  • UofL Coach Rick Pitino says Mathiang is extremely quick and agile for his size and has a great future because of the way he moves at both ends of the court.
  • Chose to attend UofL after also receiving offers from Kansas State, Georgia, Mississippi State, Auburn and Central Michigan.
  • Also played rugby, soccer and Australian rules football in high school while in Australia.


  • Born Oct. 8, 1992 ... Son of Alfret and Grace Mathiang ... Has four siblings (Elfret, Aledy are older, Piath, Shagi younger) ... Major is communication with a minor in marketing.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to earn his college degree.
  • Enjoys watching movies and working out in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because "of the people here."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was "if you really love basketball, work hard and you will make it."
  • Feels Michael Blackson would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Few people know that he does not like scary movies.
  • Most proud of "my mother for bringing me this far in life."
  • His older sister Aledy has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is his teammates.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Dwight Howard.
  • Wanted to wear No.12 because it is his favorite player Dwight Howard's number.
  • Would most like to meet his grandmother.
  • Chose to attend UofL because of the fans.
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was finding out he could attend school at UofL.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: "he is an outgoing person off the court, and the new tattoo he got (depicting UofL's NCAA championship)."


  • Basketball Player: Dwight Howard, LeBron James
  • Athlete, Other than a Basketball Player: Lionel Messi
  • Movies: Coach Carter
  • TV Shows: Family Guy
  • Actor: Michael Blackson
  • Comedian: Kevin Hart
  • Web Site: Google
  • Subject: math
  • Foods: pizza
  • Midnight Snack: honey bun
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Anthony Davis

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