I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t wish former Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles was on the floor with the team when they won the 2013 national championship just a month ago.
Buckles was a part of Louisville’s 2009 recruiting class and had things gone the way we had hoped, he would have been a senior on this year’s championship team.
Buckles’ collegiate career hit an...
At some point, Rick Pitino had to make the tough decisions.On a team plagued by injuries the past two seasons, the end of the bench often occupied by three, sometimes four or five players in street clothes. Among them players with persistent physical challenges, severely limiting their potential, depriving them of playing time.Rakeem BucklesThe first to go was Elisha Justice. Then...
UofL sent out a press release earlier this afternoon stating that forward Rakeem Buckles will transfer from Louisville to join the Florida International University men’s basketball team. Buckles was expected to miss the entire 2012-13 season while recovering from his second torn ACL of his college career.
“Rakeem is one of my favorites during my tenure at Louisville,” said...
Forward Rakeem Buckles will transfer from the University of Louisville to join the Florida International University men’s basketball team.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:35 am ET
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team has lost one of its reserves.
Rakeem Buckles, a junior forward, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL. He is expected to miss all of the 2012-13 season, as well.
He suffered the injury in his left knee during Monday’s game...
Another huge injury to the Louisville Cardinals as Rakeem Buckles tore his ACL.
Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles tore a ligament in his left knee during the Cardinals' loss at Marquette and will miss the rest of the season as well as all of 2012-13 with the injury.
Coach Rick Pitino says in a statement Tuesday that ''all of us are just crushed'' at Buckles' latest setback after he spent nearly nine months working to return from the...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2012
University of Louisville junior forward Rakeem Buckles suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during the Cardinals’ game at Marquette on Monday and will miss the remainder of season and all of next season with his second career knee injury. He tore the ACL in his right knee last season.
Junior forward Rakeem Buckles returns to the lineup for No. 4/5 Louisville Wednesday night against IUPUI.
Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles has been cleared to return to practice starting Thursday.
The junior for the seventh-ranked Cardinals tore a ligament in his right knee on Feb. 27 and had surgery the following month. He participated in individual instruction on Nov. 9 and could return in a few weeks.
Buckles averaged 6.8 points and 6.1 rebounds in 16 games last season and is one...
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November 23, 2011