Blackshear named U of L team captain

Two weeks after finishing the 2013-14 season with a 31-6 record, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is already thinking ahead. The Cardinals are working out and now have a team captain - Wayne Blackshear - for next season. Cardinal Authority has the latest.
Via louisville.scout.com
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Wayne Blackshear new gym rat, new team captain

Rick Pitino is determined to bring out the best in Wayne Blackshear, declaring that the sole returning senior will be the captain of the 2014-15 University of Louisville basketball team. That’s Pitino doing his motivational thing again, taking extraordinary measures to get into a young man’s head, adding the burden of leadership to a role player, calculating that Blackshear will...
Via Louisville Card Game
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Wayne Blackshear Named Team Captain For 2014-15 Season

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect The Louisville basketball program is exactly six months away from starting practice for their debut season in the Atlantic Coast Conference. We’re still waiting to find out what the future holds for Montrezl Harrell. Expectations for next year will be drastically different if the sophomore forward will return for his junior campaign. We learned...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Wayne Blackshear’s High School Coach Says He Made A Mistake Coming To Louisville

This may sound crazy to some Louisville fans, but when Wayne Blackshear verbally committed to Rick Pitino in 2009, it was a very big deal. Outside of Samardo Samuels, Blackshear was the highest rated prospect to commit to Louisville in Pitino’s tenure. Because he committed so early, fans spent nearly two years salivating at the thought of a McDonalds All American scoring guard...
Via The Cardinal Connect
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Calls Out Wayne Blackshear During Press Conference

It was just three days ago that Louisville coach Rick Pitino saw his Cardinals play their final game of the 2013-2014 campaign. Already, he’s coaching for 2014-2015. Pitino, who is one of the best motivators in the business, made it very clear Monday morning which player will need to step up for Louisville to have a solid season next year – Wayne Blackshear. In fact, Pitino said...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Now Or Never For Wayne Blackshear?

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect It’s a saying Cards fans are used to hearing: “Wayne Blackshear is overdue for a big game.” It feels like we’ve been saying that since Wayne first suited up for Louisville. However, when it comes to playing Kentucky, Blackshear is a player of increased importance. He’s the only player Louisville will field who was a McDonald’s All...
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville getting Wayne Blackshear (concussion) back vs. Temple

Louisville swingman Wayne Blackshear will play Thursday at Temple, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday. Blackshear missed the Cardinals' last game at Houston because of a concussion. The 6-foot-5 junior is averaging 9.7 points. Louisville is 19-4, 8-2 in the American Athletic Conference.
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackshear to miss Wednesday's Louisville basketball game with concussion

Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear suffered a concussion and will not travel with the 14th-ranked Cardinals to Houston for Wednesday's game. Blackshear, a 6-foot-5 junior, was slated to start in Louisville's reconfigured lineup featuring four wings and one big man, Montrezl Harrell. Louisville (18-4, 7-2 in the American Athletic Conference) plays Houston at 9 p.m. Wednesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackshear leads No. 12 Louisville over USF, 86-47

Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried No. 12 Louisville to an 86-47 rout of cold-shooting South Florida on Wednesday night. Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell had 14 points apiece for the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference), who shot 52.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and just under 51 percent overall. South Florida (10-9...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wayne Blackshear Thriving In Sixth Man Role

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect I think it’s safe to say Pitino’s on to something with his plan of making Wayne Blackshear his first guy off the bench to get more out of his minutes. Pitino had this to say about his new strategy for maximizing Blackshear’s production: “I think that Wayne is being taken out of games quickly. The one thing we have got to do is get 20...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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