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WAYNE BLACKSHEAR RUMORS

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
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackshear out for No. 14 Louisville vs. Houston

Louisville coach Rick Pitino says that junior forward Wayne Blackshear has a concussion and will not travel with the No. 14 Cardinals for Wednesday night's game at Houston. Pitino said Tuesday that Blackshear sustained the injury after being elbowed by teammate Akoy Agau during Monday's practice. The coach added he doesn't believe the concussion is serious but said Blackshear...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 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 Making Major Progress This Summer

  Wayne Blackshear is one of the more highly regarded players to sign with the University of Louisville in the last decade. Blackshear was a five star prospect coming out of high school and is one of just six McDonalds All Americans to commit to Rick Pitino at Louisville. As a true freshman in 2011-12 Blackshear was injured for most of the season after having two shoulder surgeries...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Blackshear anticipates larger role

University of Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear started 34 games during the program's NCAA Championship winning run last season. The junior expects to fulfill a larger role as the Cardinals defend their title.
Via louisville.scout.com
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseason Player Profile: Wayne Blackshear

Wayne Blackshear, 6-foot-5, Guard, Soph. 2011-12 Season Review: Blackshear played in just 15 games last year, due to a shoulder injury that occurred a week before the season started. After recovering from shoulder surgery, he missed a few games because Pitino said he wasn’t in game playing shape yet. In the brief amount of action Blackshear saw last season, he had a lot of ups...
Via The Cardinal Connect
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackshear getting back 'to that old person'

University of Louisville sophomore Wayne Blackshear, who missed most of last season because of shoulder injuries, is getting back to his old form. The former McDonald’s All-American had one of his best outings at U of L on Saturday in the Red-White scrimmage at the KFC Yum! Center.
Via louisville.scout.com
October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Wayne Blackshear Listed As A Potential Breakout Player In 2012-13

Louisville sophomore-to-be Wayne Blackshear has been listed by ESPN’s Eamonn Brennan as one of the ten potential breakout players for the 2012-13 season. Wayne Blackshear, Louisville: Blackshear arrived at Louisville as a highly touted recruit, but was rarely heard from during his freshman season. His first year at school was derailed by injuries, though, as opposed to a lack...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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