Louisville adds Norwegian star

Rick Pitino has his fifth recruit. The Canarias Basketball Academy announced Tuesday morning via press release that Matz Stockman, a 7-0 center from Norway, has signed a national letter of intent to play for Louisville.

The 18 year old, Stockman, according to the release, averaged 7.7 points and 5.3 rebounds a game during the U18 European Championships in 2013 and joined CBA last September. He ranked 5th in blocks (2.3) and 9th in field goal percentage (55 percent) in the U18 Euro Championship.

¨First and foremost, we think this is a tremendous opportunity for Matz," said Rob Orellana, Director of CBA. "Getting the opportunity to train under Hall of Fame Coach, Rick Pitino is a chance of a lifetime."

Matz joins Shaqquan Aaron, Jaylen Johnson, Chinanu Onuaku and Quentin Snider in Louisville's 2014 recruiting class.

"In Matz, Louisville is getting a big man with unlimitted potential," Orellana said. "He’s every inch 7’02, has a 7’06 wing span and is extremly agile. He has the potential to be elite, it’s just a matter of time."

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