4-star wing commits to Louisville

07/15/2014 08:24 AM

In the 80s, Denny Crum had the “Camden Connection” that produced greats like Milt Wagner and Billy Thompson. Now, Rick Pitino has found a new pipeline for recruits with the “Sudo-Aussie Connection.”

Deng Adel, the 6’ 7” wing that, according to Scout.com, is rated the No. 46 player in the 2015 class, verbally committed to Coach Pitino and the Cards on Monday. And he is headed to Louisville from Sudan by way of Australia.

Adel is following in the footsteps of his cousin, Mangok Mathiang, who also helps make up the new “Sudo-Aussie Connection.”

Deng, whose first love is soccer, has been acclimating himself to a new game since arriving in the United States last year.

“I was born in South Sudan and then I moved to Australia in 2004 and lived there for about 10 years then came here. I used to play soccer though, I wasn’t really into basketball,” Adel told nbcsports.com . “But I moved locations and the only people I would hang around with played basketball, so I just kind of changed sports.”

Adel marks Pitino’s first commit for the 2015 season.


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