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Mangok Mathiang
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Mangok Mathiang

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Melbourne, Australia

High School:
IMG Academy (Fla.)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 220

Position:
F/C

Experience:
1L


09/10/2014

2014-15 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Announced

UofL announces 2014-15 Student Advisory Committee

03/31/2014

Pitino Reviews 2013-14 Men's Basketball Season

The Cardinals finished the year with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.

02/22/2014

No. 11 Louisville Beats No. 7 Cincinnati, 58-57

Russ Smith's 18-foot jumper with 2.2 seconds was the game-winner for the Cardinals.

01/22/2014

Blackshear Leads No. 12 Louisville Over USF, 86-47

Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points for the Cardinals.

01/11/2014

Hall of Famers Pitino, Brown Highlight Louisville-SMU Game on Sunday

The two programs last met in 1987 in Hawaii in the Rainbow Classic.

03/28/2014

LOUISVILLE V KENTUCKY | NCAA REGIONAL SEMIFINAL

Louisville v Kentucky | NCAA Regional Semifinal

03/27/2014

NCAA REGIONALS | PRACTICE DAY 1

NCAA Regionals | Practice Day 1

03/22/2014

#4 Louisville vs. #5 Saint Louis

USATSI gallery, NCAA men's basketball tournament

03/22/2014

LOUISVILLE v SAINT LOUIS | NCAA ROUND 3

Louisville Men's Basketball v Saint Louis | NCAA Round 3

03/20/2014

LOUISVILLE v MANHATTAN | NCAA ROUND 2

Louisville v Manhattan | NCAA Round 2

Last Year:

  • His first name is pronounced MANG-go like the fruit, with a silent "K;" last name is MATH-ee-ang.
  • Sat out the 2012-13 season, but was able to practice with the Cardinals while attending UofL.

High School:

  • 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.

Personal:

  • Born Oct. 8, 1992 ... Son of Alfret and Grace Mathiang ... Has four siblings (Elfret, Aledy are older, Piath, Shagi younger) ... Major is business management.
  • 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)."

Favorites:

  • 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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