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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Louisville Staff Will Have An In-Home Visit With Perry Dozier Next Week

Photo: Kelly Kline – adidas Very shorty after five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney decided to reopen his recruiting, Rick Pitino and the Louisville staff decided to shift their attention to someone else. That someone else happens to be four star combo guard Perry Dozier. The 6-foot-6 Columbia, S.C., native had been on Louisville’s radar throughout the spring and summer,...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Pitino & His Staff Shift Their Attention To Perry Dozier?

Photo: Kelly Kline – Under Armour With Antonio Blakeney’s recent decision to reopen his recruiting, the question now is what will be the next move for Rick Pitino and his staff. Prior to Blakeney’s commitment, it was pretty much assumed that Louisville was finished with the 2015 class. Although Blakeney says he’s still considering Louisville and is very high on the Cardinal...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blakeney turns from Louisville, looks to NIKE schools

Antonio Blakeney Ten days ago Antonio Blakeney, one of the top guards in the 2015 recruiting class, tweeted that he was going to play college basketball at the University of Louisville. Proclaiming to the world that all his hard work had paid off with an offer to great school, telling Coach Rick Pitino he was on his way. “I knew I wanted to commit to Louisville two or three months...
Via Louisville Card Game
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino Visits With Top 2016 Prospect On First Day Of Fall Recruiting Period

Photo | Nike With commitments from Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, Donovan Mitchell and Antonio Blakeney, Rick Pitino now has the top ranked 2015 recruiting class in the country. The program has never been better from a recruiting standpoint, but that doesn’t mean coach Pitino will slow down anytime soon. Pitino spent the first day of the fall recruiting period checking in with one...
Via The Cardinal Connect
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Now Has The No. 1 Ranked Recruiting Class In The Country

Jaime Green | The Wichita Eagle With Antonio Blakeney’s commitment on Thursday night, Rick Pitino now has the most talented recruiting class that he’s ever had during his tenure at Louisville. Prior to Blakeney’s pledge, Louisville had the No.2 ranked class in the country, per Scout.com. Scout hasn’t released their updated rankings since Blakeney committed, but national...
Via The Cardinal Connect
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s 2015 recruiting haul gets even better as five-star guard commits

Having already received verbal commitments from guard Donovan Mitchell and forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has one of the best recruiting hauls in the Class of 2015. On Thursday night the Cardinals’ class got even better, as five-star guard Antonio Blakeney announced via Twitter that he has committed to the ACC school. Rivals currently...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blakeney puts Louisville basketball’s recruiting class over the top

Rick Pitino is having a great year on the recruiting trail, winning one battle after another. His latest prize is Antonio Blakeney, a five-star 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Blakeney may be the crown jewel in a 2015 recruiting class that is currently considered the best in the country, joining three four-star performers in point guard Donovan Mitchell...
Via Louisville Card Game
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Louisville Commit Donovan Mitchell Throws Down Monster Alley-Oop At Under Armour Event

Louisville fans have to be excited for 2015 shooting guard commit Donovan Mitchell, yet another star guard who should stand out for Rick Pitino. Mitchell showed off his freakish athleticism at an Under Armour event with this ridiculous alley-oop finish, from a pass by fellow blue-chip prospect Derrick Jones. Mitchell will join forwards Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding in Louisville’s...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino excited for second year on Minnesota campus

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino is no longer the new guy on the Minnesota campus. He's built a rapport with his players. He knows the ins and outs of the Gophers' facilities. And he recognized all the familiar faces of reporters there to interview him Tuesday at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. With his first year as the Gophers coach under his belt, Pitino is excited...
Via Fox Sports North
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville's Rick Pitino: I can go for a long time

Rick Pitino's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday he "can go for a long time" thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that's preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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