Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 10/31/12
Elisha Justice will make his return to Louisville tomorrow night as his new team, the Pikeville Bears; take on the Cardinals in their first of two exhibition games. Justice signed with Louisville in 2010 and played two seasons for the Cards. The Eastern Kentucky native had originally committed to Louisville as a preferred walk-on, but was rewarded a scholarship for his freshman season when Samardo Samuels decided to turn pro. Justice played 10.1 minutes per game as a freshman and 4.9 minutes per game as a sophomore. Unfortunately, Justice decided to transfer from Louisville to Pikeville after his grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer. “I met with him (Coach Pitino) in his office,” Justice told Mark Story of the Lexington Herald Leader. “I just told him what the situation was with my Pappa, what I needed to do and why. He understood. He told me if I ever needed his help, if I wanted to get into coaching, he would do whatever he could.” After deciding to leave Louisville, Justic...
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