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Pitino: Anas is going to take Cleopatra's place - Dec 30, 2014


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MOHAMED RAMADAN
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Louisville's coach Rick Pitino has highly praised Egyptian 7'1 center Anas Osama and expressed his confidence that he can turn out to be a legendary player in Egyptian basketball.

He told the reporters after Louisville's game against Western Kentucky:

"Anas Mahmoud is going to be a great one...He's just thin. I told him, 'You listen, son. I guarantee, if you work hard every single day, the Egyptians will forget about Cleopatra. You're taking her place."

It's not the first time for Pitino who won the NCAA championship twice to laud the performance of Anas. He's considered to be one of the top coaches in American basketball and previously he coached the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks in the NBA.

Despite not participating in the last Louisville's game Anas started to be an important part in the rotation. It's clear that his game has developed a lot and we can see how his coach is using well his length and passing skills in the paint

Playing with a tandem of Anas Osama together with Assem Marei in the paint can turn out to be a nightmare for the opposing defenses next African cup of nations.
  



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African Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Nigeria 2-1 
 2. DRCongo 2-1 
 3. Mali 2-1 
 4. Ivory Coast 0-3 
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 2. Angola 2-1 
 3. C.Africa 1-2 
 4. Uganda 0-3 
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 2. Cameroon 2-1 
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Group D
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