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Rick Pitino has spoken very highly of his backcourt newcomers throughout the offseason. If you’ve gotten a chance to watch Louisville’s 2013 recruiting class in action at the first two Red & White scrimmages then you know why Pitino is excited about his newcomers.
Anton Gill, a 6-foot-4 freshman shooting guard from Raleigh, N.C. was the first prospect to commit to Louisville from the 2013 class. After establishing a relationship with assistant coach Kevin Keatts, it wasn’t long before he knew that Louisville was where he wanted to be.
Following his junior season at Ravenscroft High School, Gill was rated as a five star prospect and considered to be a great starting piece for Louisville’s 2013 class. However, when Terry Rozier reclassified from 2012-to-2013 and then Chris Jones committed, Gill became one of three very talented commitments for Rick Pitino.
Gill may not have as high of expectations as Rozier and Jones, but he’ll be part of the rotation this season for Rick Pitino.
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One of the bright spots from American Athletic Conference Media Day was the fact that former Virginia Tech Head Coach and current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg was pretty much MC’ing the event.
The four letter network has a cast of talented analysts, but Greenberg brings both a great personality and obvious knowledge of the game.
In my opinion, two of the top questions lofted at...
Rick Pitino currently has plenty of weapons in the back-court as he prepares for the 2013-14 campaign. With all three newcomers at the guard position able to contribute right away, Pitino and his staff actually decided to no longer pursue a couple of guards in the 2014 class.
It appears that they’ve shifted their attention to the 2015 class. Antonio Blakeney, a 6-foot...
As expected, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinal have been picked by the coaches in the American Athletic Conference to finish in first place in their one and only season as a league member.
Nine coaches voted for Louisville as the top team, while UConn received one first place vote. I’m not sure if Pitino wasn’t allowed, or just didn’t want to vote for his own team. Regardless...
MEMPHIS - The defending national champion University of Louisville basketball team has been selected to win the American Athletic Conference title, while Russ Smith was picked as preseason Player of the Year.
The Louisville Cardinals are the defending champs heading into the 2013-14 college basketball season, but they are going to have to start the year without one key player: forward Chane Behanan. Today, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino announced that Behanan is suspended from the team as well as the university, and had some harsh criticism of his player as well:
The Louisville men’s basketball program will participate in their first and only American Athletic Conference Media Day on Wednesday afternoon.
Head Coach Rick Pitino, along with senior captains Russ Smith and Luke Hancock will represent the Cards in Memphis, TN.
I’d consider it a huge surprise if Louisville wasn’t voted as the preseason number one team in the American Conference...
Rick Pitino announced today that Louisville forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely from the team.
Pitino did not go into specifics, but said the suspension resulted from small things that when added together are big. He did say however, they were nothing violent in nature.
“Under normal circumstances, you could see him before Christmas,” Pitino said. “But with...
Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino spoke to reporters regarding the dismissal of star forward Chane Behanan.
There are some rule changes coming to College Basketball this season and one head coach in particular thinks it’s going to hurt Louisville. During the offseason, the Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved new emphases of current rules outlawing hand-checking and arm contact both on and away from the ball.
There will be a lot more fouls called throughout games to help raise the...
On Wednesday, the AAC hosted the Men's Basketball Media Day at the FedEx Forum in Memphis with coach's including Louisville's Rick Pitino, USF's Stan Heath, and SMU's Larry Brown to name a few. Where were the Bulls ranked in the pre-season polls? It's all here at USFNation.com!
Defending national champion Louisville is the coaches' preseason pick to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference title in the Cardinals' lone year in this league.
With three starters back, the Cardinals received nine of 10 votes in the poll released Wednesday before the AAC's media day at the FedExForum. Louisville will join the Atlantic Coast Conference next...
Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino suspended starting power forward Chane Behanan indefinitely for violating school policy. The sometimes ice cream wearing suit man didn’t say what specifically Chane Behanan did, other than the corporatespeak umbrella term, violation of team rules.
Chane Behanan, who was a major factor in the Ville’s NCAA championship run last season, could...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Defending national champion Louisville is the coaches' preseason pick to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference title in the Cardinals' lone year in this league.
With three starters back, the Cardinals received nine of 10 votes in the poll released Wednesday before the AAC's media day at the FedExForum. Louisville will join the Atlantic...
The 2013-14 College Basketball USA Today preseason coaches poll was released today at noon. Surprisingly, Louisville came in at No. 3, behind Kentucky and Michigan State. I think most folks expected Kentucky to be No. 1, but I’m not sure how many anticipated the Spartans being ahead of Louisville.
It’s hard to say that the Cards were snubbed, considering they’re ranked as the...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino announced that junior forward Chane Behanan has been suspended indefinitely from the team. Cardinal Authority was at the news conference and has the latest.