Much hand-wringing by some University of Louisville basketball fans when Rick Pitino’s team lost the recruiting battle over 6-foot-10 Fab Melo to Syracuse last summer.
But U of L probably wound up with the better player this spring with the commitment of Gorgui Dieng, according to assistant coach Ralph Willard, on hand at the recent Cardinal Caravan at Captain’s Quarters.
Melo apparently was not that impressive in the workouts Willard attended, the coach indicating that Melo needs some development. “He may turn out to be a good one but it’s going to take time.”
Willard said that Dieng is a physically gifted player well-suited for Louisville’s running game with a lot of natural abilities, especially on the defensive end. “We expect Dieng to see a lot of playing time next season,” he said.