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Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals found a rallying cry during last season's NCAA Tournament when key reserve Kevin Ware fractured his right leg in the Elite Eight matchup against the Duke Blue Devils the slogan "Win For Ware" spread through the team's fanbase as the team made its run through the Final Four.
When the Cards captured the title, the basket was lowered to the ground so that Ware could personally assist in cutting down the nets.
Now, less than six months later, Ware doesn't need any help in reaching the nets. Nor the rim.
The 6-foot-2 guard from Bronx, N.Y., is already back to dunking. Incoming JUCO transfer Chris Jones provided proof:
Louisville's 2013-14 season opener is scheduled for Oct. 29 against Kentucky Wesleyan. Based on video evidence, Kevin Ware's rehab from a gruesome injury is going just fine.
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In what will most undoubtedly be the best comeback story of this year, Louisville’s Kevin Ware is not only back on the court but is also dunking. Ware suffered his season ending gruesome leg injury on March 31st of this year, and his rehab seems to be going better than anyone expected. It is hard not to be rooting for the young man.
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We all remember the injury — during Louisville’s Elite Eight matchup against Duke in March, Kevin Ware went out to contest a three-pointer and landed awkwardly. The result was Ware’s shin bone “fully protruding” from his leg, in what ended up indeed being a compound fracture of his leg.
The injury was tough on Ware’s teammates — some were seen crying after the incident...
Kevin Ware acknowledged the long road ahead of him after the gruesome injury he suffered in the NCAA Tournament. And now we finally get to see a sign of Ware’s progress along that long road.
The Cardinal Connect has provided video of Ware dunking with two hands on Monday. Which means things are on the up and up for Ware.
Adidas and Louisville are looking to profit...
Less than six months after his infamously gruesome broken leg injury in the Elite Eight, Louisville’s Kevin Ware seems poised to complete his comeback sooner rather than later.
On Monday, junior college transfer Chris Jones posted an Instagram video of Ware dunking. It wasn’t full lift-off, but it’s still encouraging for anyone to see.
Our only question: What possessed six...
Remember this guy? It was about six months ago that Louisville's Kevin Ware suffered one of the most gruesome injuries ever caught on camera. After surgery and rehab it appears that he is doing well and ready to get back on the court again. Click play below and watch him dunk.
He doesn't throw down a rim-shattering dunk, but when you consider what this kid went through...
Tweet There was an unreal amount of support for Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware after he suffered one of the most gruesome leg injuries in the history of nationally televised sporting events while playing in the NCAA Tournament. I have no idea whether or not it was the prayers, support, or just Ware’s work-ethic, but […]
Most believed Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware might not ever walk again. However, he is already dunking after horrifically breaking his leg last season.
Just six months after his devastating injury during the NCAA tournament, Louisville’s SG Kevin Ware is back, and dunking the basketball. Safe to say everyone is happy to see Ware recovering. With Ware and the return of Russ Smith, the Cards have a preseason Top 3 team.
With Rick Pitino losing commitments from two of the top point guards in the 2014 class in a matter of six weeks, some are speculating that Pitino and his staff will start to target other available guards. One name in particular that has been mentioned is Isaiah Whitehead, a 6-foot-4 scoring guard from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Whitehead had been a Louisville target for quite some time, but...
When it comes to Rick Pitino’s 2014 class, one thing we know is that the recently inducted hall-of-famer is desperately looking for a center.
With the recent decommitment from five star guard JaQuan Lyle, Louisville currently has two commitments. Four star guard Shaqquan Aaron and four star forward Jaylen Johnson.
The Louisville staff has actively pursued multiple centers in the...
Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino turns 61-years old today. To say that the past year has been a good one for Pitino is an extreme understatement. Let’s take a look back at just how special year number 60 was for the hall-of-famer.
April, 3 - Pitino received confirmation that he would be welcomed with the 2013 class of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Despite losing two pieces from last year’s national championship team, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino may actually have a deeper team in 2013-14. Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com (Insider Article) recently ranked the twelve deepest teams in college hoops. Louisville came in at No. 2 in the rankings behind Kansas.
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This team can legitimately go 10 deep. There...
With college basketball season roughly six weeks away, we’re starting to see more and more college hoops content surface on the world wide web. The folks at Athlon Sports published the top 25 head coaching rankings earlier this week. They had Rick Pitino at No. 2, behind Tom Izzo of Michigan State.
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On Friday evening, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino unexpectedly lost a commitment from on his top recruits. JaQuan Lyle, a five star guard informed the coaching staff via phone on Friday evening that he was de-committing from the Louisville program.
Lyle gave Louisville a verbal pledge in July and was the highest ranked recruit to commit to Louisville since Samardo Samuels...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff have been visiting some of their top targets in the Class of 2015. One of those targets is New Williams, a combo guard from Santa Monica, Calif., High School. Cardinal Authority caught up with Williams and has his thoughts on the recruiting process.