Gorgui Dieng on hand to celebrate UofL baseball’s return to CWS

Gorgui-Dieng-CWSAmong the spectators watching the deciding game of the University of Louisville vs. Kennesaw State Super Regional was Gorgui Dieng, an all-time UofL favorite now playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association. He was there with his U.S. sponsor Lesley Thomas who worked with Dieng’s English-speaking family in Senegal four years ago to complete the necessary steps and arranged for Louisville officials to send letters to the Senegalese embassy verifying Dieng’s good academic standing. 

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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