Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced Tuesday at his program's basketball tip-off luncheon that the NCAA has ruled Gorgui Dieng academically ineligible to compete as a freshman.
The development is the latest dose of bad news for the Cardinals.
It means Pitino won't have either of his top recruits from the Class of 2010 considering Justin Coleman has already been ruled academically ineligible. Coleman is now enrolled at Marshall. Scout.com ranked Coleman, a 6-foot-5 wing, as the 40th-best prospect in the Class of 2010. Dieng, a 6-10 center, was ranked 46th.