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Matz Stockman
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Matz Stockman

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Oslo, Norway

High School:
Canarias Basketball Academy

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 240

Position:
F/C

Experience:
HS


10/19/2014

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High School:

  • Attended and played basketball at the Canarias Basketball Academy in Gran Canaraia in Spain's Canary Islands during the 2013-14 season.
  • First name is pronounced Motts.
  • Ranked among the top 200 collegiate prospects in 2014 by 247Sports.com.
  • Averaged 7.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots over nine games while playing for Norway in the 2013 U18 European Championships. He scored 18 points against Holland in 21 minutes for his top scoring effort in that event and blocked eight shots against Romania.
  • Has a 7-6 wingspan.
  • Several Canarias Basketball Academy products have moved on to universities and professional leagues, including such players as Loyola Marymount's Ashley Hamilton and LSU's Shane Hammink and the Portland Trail Blazers' Joel Freeland. Over 50 NCAA Division I players over six years were products of the Academy, including such players as Oklahoma's Khadeem Lattin, Virginia Tech's Joey van Zegeren and Seton Hall's Patrik Auda.
  • Stockman and fellow freshman Anas Mahmoud are the first seven-footers to play for the Cardinals since Felton Spencer, a 7-0 center from Louisville who scored 1,168 points at UofL from 1986-90. David Schrag, a 7-1 center from Winterthur, Switzerland, who prepped at Maine Central Institute, initially signed to play with the Cardinals in 1997 but went to Vincennes instead.

Personal:

  • Born Jan. 30, 1995 ... Son of Eirik and Inger Stockman ... Has two older brothers -- Jacob and Bendik -- and a sister Joanna ... Major is undecided.
  • Chose to attend UofL because of Coach Pitino.
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to "sacrifice what you are for what you will become."
  • Few people know that he quit basketball twice.
  • Most proud of being on the Louisville basketball team.
  • His high school coach Rob Orellana has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Best thing about being a Cardinal is "I get to play for Coach Pitino."
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.
  • Wanted to wear No. 5 because it is his dad's lucky number.
  • Would most like to meet Michael Jordan.
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was "the day I signed with Louisville."
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: "the way he teaches basketball and what he's been able to accomplish in his career."

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant
  • Athlete, Other than a Basketball Player: Lionel Messi
  • NBA Team: New York Knicks
  • Movies: Prisoners, Training Day, American Gangster, A Bronx Tale, Glory Road
  • TV Shows: The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Breaking Bad
  • Book: The DaVinci Code
  • Musical Group/Singer: Jay-Z
  • Actor: Denzel Washington
  • Comedian: Jerry Seinfeld
  • TV Sports Personality: Stephen A. Smith
  • Foods: any Italian food
  • Midnight Snack: Subway sandwich
  • Vacation Spot: New York
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Montrezl Harrell
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