BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Ficher interviews NBA draft pick University of Louisville basketball player Gorgui Dieng after he carried Kentucky Derbyâ€™s iconic garland of roses from the paddock to the winnerâ€™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 anÂ enthusiasticÂ welcome by the crowd as they were announced and wore plastic bags over their shoes as they crossed over Churchill Downsâ€™ muddy track to the winnerâ€™s circle.
GorguiÂ decided to forgo his last year at Louisville to enter theÂ 2013 NBA Draft.
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Video filmed edited and by Tyler Gater and Andy Freudenberg.