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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 once Pitino got commitments from Shaqquan Aaron and JaQuan Lyle, the staff’s interest in the New York native dwindled. Although there was still some communication from both sides, Louisville hasn’t actively recruited Whitehead in recent months.
According to Paul Biancardi of ESPN, even with Lyle no longer committed to Louisville; Whitehead isn’t likely to become a target.
At this point, James Blackmon Jr. appears to be the only guard in the 2014 class that Louisville is recruiting. He took an unofficial visit to Louisville earlier this month and is also considering Kentucky and Michigan.
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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.
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When the Cards captured the title, the basket was...
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.
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...
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.
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Most believed Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware might not ever walk again. However, he is already dunking after horrifically breaking his leg last season.
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 […]
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.
Behind the coaching of Charlie Strong and the elite quarterbacking of Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville has emerged from the shadows of a feeble American Athletic Conference and propelled itself into the national spotlight.
Sitting at 3-0, the seventh-ranked Cardinals have gained recognition from across the nation as a potential contender for the 2013 BCS National championship.
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Offensive: UCF QB Blake Bortles
Defensive: Louisville DE Lorenzo Mauldin
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