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Mangok Mathiang
Mangok  Mathiang

RS Junior

Melbourne, Australia

High School:
IMG Academy (Fla.)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 220




Mathiang Led World University Games in Rebounding

Cards’ co-captain was also among the top ten in scoring and fourth in field goal percentage


Men's Basketball Falls to Michigan State, 76-70, in Overtime

Wayne Blackshear had 28 points for the Cardinals


Louisville Outlasts NC State 75-65 to reach the Elite 8

Montrezl Harrell had 24 points to lead the Cardinals to the regional finals.


Louisville Returns to the Sweet Sixteen With 66-53 Victory Over Northern Iowa

The Cardinals reach the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth straight season.


No. 14 Louisville Falls to No. 19 UNC 70-60 in ACCs

Terry Rozier led the Cardinals with 20 points in loss to North Carolina.



Louisville Men's Basketball v Michigan State | NCAA Elite 8


NCAA Tournament: Louisville vs Michigan State

Louisville takes on Michigan State in the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament



Louisville Men's Basketball | NCAA Regional Final Media Day



Louisville Men's Basketball v NC State | Ncaa Sweet 16


Men's Basketball vs. NC State - Sweet 16

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-East Regional-Louisville vs North Carolina State (USATSI)

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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