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Rick Pitino has landed his third commitment from the 2014 class. JaQuan Lyle, a five-star guard from Evansville, IN., sent Rick Pitino a text message on Wednesday afternoon informing him that he was going to be a Cardinal. Lyle has been one of Louisvilleâs top targets in the 2014 class for nearly two years. He chose the Cardinals over Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA and Tennessee. Lyle is rated as the 12th best player in the 2014 class, which makes him the highest rated recruit for Pitino since Samardo Samuels in 2008. Lyle joins point guard Quintin Snider and combo guard Shaqquan Aaron in Louisvilleâs 2014 class. Louisvilleâs 2014 class was already considered to be one of the top ten classes in the country, but you can expect a big jump when the next rankings are published. I wouldnât be surprised if they landed in the top three. The backcourt appears to be set for Louisville in 2014, now all the staff needs to do is add a big man.
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Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound, center from Chicago, IL., recently trimmed his list to ten. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals are one of the ten teams that the Windy City native says he is currently considering.
Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, DePaul, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and Michigan State are the other nine schools that Alexander is listing.
If you missed Wednesdayâs edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On todayâs show we talked about the big commitment from JaQuan Lyle and how Pitino is putting together his best class in his tenure at Louisville. Donât forget you can listen live everyday on 1450 AM.
With JaQuan Lyle committing to Louisville yesterday, Rick Pitinoâs backcourt is pretty much set for the near future. In 2014, Louisville will have Wayne Blackshear, Kevin Ware, Chris Jones, Terry Rozier, Anton Gill, Quintin Snider, Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle. That is some scary depth in the backcourt.
With three current commitments from the 2014 class, I think you can expect...
It was a real good day for Rick Pitino as one of his top targets picked the Cardinals.
Add JaQuan Lyle to the University of Louisvilleâs 2014 class.
Five-star JaQuan Lyle. Chose UofL over Florida, Tennessee and Indiana.
The 6-foot-4 combo guard averaged 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game as a junior at Evansville Bosse High School.
Told ESPN a recent unofficial visit to Louisville sealed his decision.
âWe clicked a lot, but that last visit...
Louisville forward Chane Behanan returned to his hometown of Cincinnati over the weekend to participate in the infamous Deveroes/City Gear Summer League.
The Deveroes league has been the premier summer league in the Cincinnati area for many years. With numerous professional players returning to the Cincinnati area and joining players from major Division I College programs such as...
In just sixteen minutes of action last night for the U19 U.S. National Team, Louisvilleâs Montrezl Harrell led all scorers with 13-points as Team USA defeated the Czech Republic team 97-51 in an exhibition game.
Harrell also grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals and was a perfect six-of-six from the floor. Floridaâs Michael Frazier also chipped in with 13-points. All twelve...
Fortunately, I never saw the bone sticking out of Kevin Wareâs leg. Hopefully never will, unless itâs accidental while viewing replays of the University of Louisville basketball teamâs NCAA win over Duke. If that does happen, there will probably be one more grown man crying.
Watching his steady improvement, his desire to get back to the skill level before the injury, will be...
On Wednesday afternoon Rick Pitino picked up a commitment from JaQuan Lyle, one of the top overall players in the 2014 class. Lyle is the highest rated player to commit to Louisville since Samardo Samuels in 2008, This 2014 class is shaping up to be one of the best in school history.
If youâre not familiar with Lyle, here are some recent highlights.Keep your eye on #41 in this...
Despite losing his father to cancer earlier this week, Louisville forward Luke Hancock has decided to still follow through with the tryout process for the U.S. Team in the World University Games. Hancock was informed by his mother of the terrible news in a Dallas airport on Monday morning before boarding a plane to Colorado Springs for the US team tryouts.
Rick Bozich of WDRB.com...
The 2013 ESPY nominations are in and the University of Louisville will be represented in two separate categories. Rick Pitino has been nominated for the âBest Coach/Managerâ award and the Louisville womenâs basketball team has been nominated for the âBest Upsetâ award for their win over Baylor in the NCAA tournament.
-Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts...
You know spirits are high in a college football program when the players are openly mocking their head coach and getting away with it. Louisville junior lineman John Miller, with quarterback Teddy Bridgewaterâs obvious approval in the background, was caught mocking head coach Charlie Strong in a Vine video the school released Wednesday afternoon.
Itâs pretty funny â check it...
Itâs NBA Draft Day and two of the most beloved former University of Louisville basketball players are expecting to hear their names called in New York. Gorgui Dieng is expected to be a first round pick, while Peyton Siva expects to be drafted in the second round on Thursday night.
Pete Roussel, a former college football coach who now owns and operates CoachingSearch.com, doesnât think much of this yearâs Louisville football team. Mr. Roussel appears to be of the opinion that Charlie Strongâs team may be underrated. Roussel published his big upset picks for the 2013 season and has Louisville getting upset not once, but twice. Below is an excerpt.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. â As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the home state of the 2013 NCAA menâs basketball national-champion Louisville Cardinals, count Ryan Newman as one driver who hopes to take a cue from the championship team by winning at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.
As a native of the basketball-loving Hoosier state to the north, Newman knows the importance of a rebound...