PRESS RELEASE from Louisville SID Kenny Klein:
Norwegian Matz Stockman Signs with UofL Basketball
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matz Stockman, a 7-2, 238-pound forward/center from Oslo, Norway, has signed a national letter-of-intent to continue his basketball playing career at the University of Louisville.
We have found out who Rick Pitino’s mystery man is and his name is: Matz Stockman. Stockman is a 7’2 Norwegian Center with a 7’6 wingspan. The Norwegian center averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds a game in the U18 European Championships in 2013. Other than that there is not much to go on for Stockman. In this article from Stockmans program CBA Academy Stockman’s coach said “He has the potential to be elite, it’s just a matter of time.”
Today the Sports Business Journal released an article saying the the Final Four (which is to be broadcast on TBS this year) will also be broadcast on Tru Tv and TNT. TBS will hold the National broadcast that we see every year while Tru TV and TNT will hold broadcast with people relevant to each team playing. Here are some of the main quotes that can be read in this full article from Sports Business Journal.
This is normally the part of the day where Justin, Jeremy, or myself will write a piece about the opposing school regarding trash talk or something outlandish they have done. Last night I sat down to do just that and I FOUND…………………………………..Nothing. That’s right, nothing! No trash talk, no wild pictures or crazy tweets; just a group of very nice respectful young men. So let’s take a look at what I did find:
The Cards will sign all 3 of their 2014 basketball commits today. According to Steve Jones of the Courier Journal PF Jaylen Johnson (Pictured below) and C Chinanu Onuaku have already inked their name and SF Shaq Aaron will sign later tonight. Look for the Cards to sign 1 or 2 more between now and the spring, but it’s always good to get the names on the dotted line sooner than later.
6’10 Bakary Konate (KS) is a fairly unknown name but it wont stay that way for long. Konate has only been in America a few months and has already got much attention from many of the nations elite programs. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are one of those programs that have taken notice and aren’t waiting around on this one. The Cards will have Konate in this weekend for an official visit in hopes of getting a commitment just days before the November Signing period.
Barkary Konate with the Dunk!
Coach Pitino will have two Elite 2016 recruits on campus this weekend. 2016 5* SG Josh Langford and 2016 5* SF Braxton Blackwell will attend the Cards 3rd Red/White Scrimmage after taking in Uk’s Big Blue Madness on Friday Night. Tomorrows scrimmage starts at 1PM so lets fill the Yum Center and be loud!