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Gorgui Dieng and teammates at Kentucky Derby 2013

Gorgui Dieng and teammates at Kentucky Derby 139, 2013 – photo by Dan Dry‘s Tom Ficher interviews NBA draft pick University of Louisville basketball player Gorgui Dieng after he carried Kentucky Derby’s iconic garland of roses from the paddock to the winner’s circle at Kentucky Derby 139.

Gorgui was joined in the winner’s circle and carrying the garland of roses by UL teammates Mike Marra and Peyton Siva.

Yet another championship moment in a memorable couple of months for the NCAA champions.

These players were given an enthusiastic welcome by the crowd as they were announced and wore plastic bags over their shoes as they crossed over Churchill Downs’ muddy track to the winner’s circle.

Gorgui decided to forgo his last year at Louisville to enter the 2013 NBA Draft.

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Gorgui Dieng has entered NBA Draft

Gorgui Dieng has entered NBA Draft – photo credit Getty Images Streeter Lecka


Winner's Circle Kentucky Derby 2013

Winner’s Circle Kentucky Derby 2013

Video filmed edited and by Tyler Gater and Andy Freudenberg.


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