Pitino’s Top Target Trims His List To Seven

Photo | Nike EYBL If you follow Louisville basketball recruiting then you’re well aware of who Antonio Blakeney. The Florida native was one of the first prospects from the 2015 recruiting class that picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville. He’s been a top target for Pitino and staff for the past year. With two commitments now on board for Louisville, the staff has now shifted...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: 7-foot-4 Christ Koumadje Plans To Visit Louisville

Photo | 247 Sports With two seven-footers brought in with the 2014 recruiting class, the center position wasn’t thought to be a top priority for Rick Pitino and his staff in 2015. At the moment, Louisville has two commitments – small forward Deng Adel and power forward Ray Spalding. The staff has shifted a lot of their attention to five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney. While...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney trims list; Kentucky vs Louisville battle brewing

2015 5-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney cut his list to seven schools Monday. Making the cut were the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals, as well as Florida State, Oregon, USC, Missouri and LSU. My final 7 : FSU, Louisville , Mizzou, Kentucky , Oregon , LSU and USC . No order . Thanks to all […]
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

If There Is One Player Who Will Break A Backboard In A Real Game, It’s Montrezl Harrell

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect I don’t write things with the intention or belief that any member of a University of Louisville athletic program reads what is posted here.  It would be foolish and presumptuous of me to think that my opinion could have an impact on any real live game scenario. That being said, I need someone to reach out to Montrezl Harrell for me.  I need...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell Shatters Backboard At A Summer League Game

Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell could have easily left for the NBA after his sophomore season. The 6-foot-8 forward, who averaged 14 ppg and 8 rebounds last season, showed he has quite a bit of power during a summer league game. Louisville's Montrezl Harrell breaks a backboard during a summer league game at woodward high school. pic.twitter.com/kVjjwEIljQ […] The post Louisville’s...
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Louisville Basketball: Montrezl Harrell Shatters Another Backboard

For most, shattering a backboard is a pastime found only in the confines of NBA Jam. The most powerful among us only hope to (really) shatter one in a lifetime. Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell has...Story
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Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell Shatters Backboard Once Again (Photo)

One time wasn’t enough for Louisville forward Montrezl Harrell. Harrell finished his sophomore season with the Cardinals with 98 dunks, which was a single-season school record. The powerful 6-foot-8 forward continued his torrid pace into the offseason when he broke a backboard while playing 1-on-1 against Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson. Harrell was at it again on Sunday,...
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Photo: Louisville's Montrezl Harrell shatters backboard with mighty dunk

 Montrezl Harrell continues to terrorize backboards.After setting a new school record for most dunks in a single season, the Louisville Cardinals junior has been tugging on rims in summer league this offseason, resulting in the second backboard he has broken on Sunday.At 6-foot-9 and 235 pounds, Harrell is widely regarded as one of the most athletic and expolosive big guys in college...
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The 2014 Montrezl Harrell Shattered Backboards Tour Rolls On

Some people choose to spend their summer months catching up on missed TV shows, hitting up concerts or traveling to the beach. Others enjoy spending this time abusing elaborate contraptions so thoroughly that their glass portion is shattered and they can never be utilized again. One of the members of this exclusive summer group plays basketball for the Louisville Cardinals. Louisville...
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Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell breaks his second backboard of the summer

This winter the Louisville Cardinals will begin their first season as a member of the ACC, and it certainly helps the transition for Rick Pitino’s program that power forward Montrezl Harrell decided to return for his junior season. Last year Harrell helped lead the Cardinals to 31 wins (the Cardinals also won a share of the American Athletic Conference regular season title and...
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Montrezl Harrell Shattered Another Backboard On Sunday Afternoon

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect In just a few months time, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell has managed do break a backboard while dunking a basketball. In late April, while working out in Florida, Harrell broke a backboard at a high school while playing pick-up basketball. It turns out Harrell did it again on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati during a summer league game...
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Photos: Montrezl Harrell Continues His Assault On The World’s Backboards, Shatters Another During A Summer League Game

Montrezl Harrell really, really hates backboards. Louisville’s powerful forward had already shattered one during a pick-up game with Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson back in April, and now he’s done the same in Cincinnati’s City Gear Summer League. Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell breaks a backboard during a summer league game at woodward high school. pic.twitter.com/kVjjwEIljQ...
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Louisville Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

Welcome to Louisville, Bobby Petrino. Oops, sorry, we forgot you have been here before. It’s your third run with the Cardinals, in fact – second as head coach. We know the past few years have been a little odd for you with your stint in the NFL, then your bolt back to college and then your transgression with a former employee at Arkansas. Now, you come home to a place where you...
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Highlights: Antonio Blakeney At The AAU Nationals On Thursday Morning

Photo | 247Sports.com Antonio Blakeney, Rick Pitino’s current top target in the 2015 class is currently participating in the AAU Nationals event here in Louisville. Pitino has been on hand at each of the five star prospect’s games over the past two days. In his first game on Thursday morning, Blakeney finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Here are some highlights...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Spalding’s Grandmother Played A Role In His Decision To Stay Home

Photo: WSTXSports.com There is something special about a highly regarded homegrown prospect who decides to stick around and attend the University of Louisville. Some of the best players in the history of the Louisville basketball program were from right here in the Derby City. Male High School’s Darrell Griffith led the program to their first ever national championship, while Ballard’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anton Gill Expected To Have A Much Larger Role In His Sophomore Season

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect Anton Gill arrived on campus last season amid much fanfare and admiration for the incoming class.  Unfortunately, not much of the calamity was directed at this particular former Hargrave Academy product. Gill’s prep school teammate, Terry Rozier, was quickly seen as a reliable hand for the Cardinals at an early part of last season.  Gill was...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino vs. Pitino series looming? 'Not really'

A tweet from ESPN's Jeff Goodman on Tuesday night said that Rick Pitino's University of Louisville was planning a future home-and-home basketball series with his son Richard's program at the University of Minnesota. But Rick Pitino, asked on Wednesday if he and his son were having such discussions, said, "Not really." The teams do meet in the season opener...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Put On A Show In Front Of Rick Pitino This Morning

Photo | Orlando Sentinel With the AAU Nationals being held in Louisville this year, some of the top college basketball coaches from around the country have traveled to the Derby City to check out the elite amateur talent. With this event basically being in his backyard, it should come as no surprise that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was on hand for the Thursday morning games...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Montrezl Harrell says he'd love to play for football team

Had Montrezl Harrell not gone to the University of Louisville or another school to play college basketball, the power forward guesses he'd be on a football team somewhere instead. Even though Harrell is a projected lottery pick in next year's NBA draft having returned to U of L for his junior season, well, football coach Bobby Petrino should take a listen to what Harrell...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Says Rick Pitino Is Still Showing Him That He’s A Top Priority

Photo: Orlando Sentinel Five star scoring guard Antonio Blakeney has been top target for Rick Pitino and his coaching staff for well over a year now. Apparently that hasn’t changed despite picking up two commitments from the 2015 class within the past week.  In a matter of six days, Rick Pitino reeled in five star swingman Deng Adel and four star power forward Raymond Spalding...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Maker’s Mark Will Produce A Special Bourbon Bottle For Louisville AD Tom Jurich

Maker’s Mark has made special limited-edition bottles of bourbon for two people within Louisville’s athletics department: head basketball coach Rick Pitino, and former head football coach Charlie Strong. Now, Maker’s Mark has decided to add another person to its line of special Louisville bottles in Director of Athletics Tom Jurich. Jurich bottle pic.twitter.com/sdbHFAN1s4...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Third Commemorative Markers Mark Bottle Will Feature Tom Jurich & The ACC

Photo | @KKCards The third and final edition of the University of Louisville Commemorative Markers Mark bottles are expected to go on sale later this week. The third bottle will feature UofL athletic director Tom Jurich and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Former football coach Charlie Strong was featured on the first bottle in 2012 while basketball coach Rick Pitino was featured on...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell Says He’d Play A Defensive Possession For Bobby Petrino

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Thanks to the folks at CardsTV, the Louisville Cardinal basketball junkies have gotten a small fix over the summer. In the past few weeks, UofL has uploaded brief interviews with a couple of the players to the CardsTV YouTube account. Earlier this month we heard from Wayne Blackshear and on Tuesday morning an interview with Montrezl Harrell...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Petrino talks at ACC Media Days

By all accounts, it was a great day for Louisville's old/new head football coach, who answered any and all questions honestly and effectively. Here's the transcript from his time at the podium, via ASAP Sports. Q.  With this being the first year in the league, what do you think that your goals and expectations of this football team should be? BOBBY PETRINO:  Well, we...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Deng Adel Says Louisville Was The Best Fit For Him

Photo | adidas With it being mid-July, the recruiting circuit is in fully swing and there are tons of names to keep up with. That said, one name that Louisville fans are very familiar with is Deng Adel. The Australian swing-man gave Louisville a verbal commitment last week after Rick Pitino and his staff made it very clear that Adel was the overall top target for the Cards in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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