One is confident that Rick Pitino will share with us someday soon what he told Kevin Ware when he reinstated him on the University of Louisville basketball team seven games ago.
Don’t want to second guess what he told the sophomore guard, but it may be working, certainly was Sunday.
UofL trailed 11-8 when he entered the game against South Florida at the 15:33. Ware would connect on a three-point shot two minutes later to tie the score at 11-11, following up a Wayne Blackshear field goal with two more jumpers to put Louisville ahead 17-11.
Those would account for Ware’s seven points in the outing. Theoretically, however, they came at an important point in the game, providing some welcome momentum from an unexpected source. Nice to see him take the initiative, recognizing opportunities, taking advantage of them.
A nice show of confidence for a player who has shown little heretofore, too often deferring to other players, wanting them to take the lead. For a few minutes Sunday, he took over the game.
Since rejoining the lineup against Marquette five games ago, Ware has scored 24 points and made five assists.