Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 7/19/13
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In his eleven years with the Louisville basketball program, Rick Pitino has brought in a lot of talented players. Some of them have gone on to have great careers at Louisville, while other didn’t necessarily pan out the way we expected. Here are the five recruits that had a lot of hype, but in the end never amounted to much with the Louisville program. Carlos Hurt: Outside of Samardo Samuels, former Louisville point guard Carlos Hurt is the highest ranked recruit to sign with Louisville in the Rick Pitino era. Hurt was a McDonalds All American and was ranked as the 12th best player in the country. He committed to Denny Crum while he was a junior in high school. His parents were originally from Louisville which had a major role in his commitment. He moved from Texas to Louisville for his senior year of high school. Once Rick Pitino was hired, one of his first tasks was to make sure Carlos Hurt didn’t de-commit and reopen his recruiting. In Pitino’s first season, Hurt played in just 1...
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