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Four Star Guard Donovan Mitchell Will Visit Louisville Next Week

Photo | 247 Sports When referring to the top targets for Rick Pitino and his staff in the 2015 class, Donovan Mitchell isn’t a name you’ve been hearing for very long. But the New York City native has had a sensational summer and the Louisville staff took notice. Heading into the July open contact periods it appeared that the staff had identified which prospects they would heavily...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Akoy Agau Having Surgery Tuesday Morning

Akoy Agau kicked off the average U of L fan's Tuesday with a bit of a punch in the gut when he posted the following picture on Instagram: As Agau mentions in the description, he is in Philadelphia, where word is that he is having surgery performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. The hospital is the same place where Taquan Dean went to have sports hernia surgery for "...
Via SCACC Hoops
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Akoy Agau Is Out Six Weeks For Sports Hernia Surgery

Jamie Rhodes | USA Today Sports Louisville sophomore forward Akoy Agau will undergo sports hernia surgery on Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, PA. Agua posted a photo of himself in a hospital bed earlier today via his Instagram account. “Out in Philly about to go under the knife. About to get fixed up, then waking up and getting a huge Philly cheesesteak.” Rick Pitino confirmed...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days 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 […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
2 days 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...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Bush League Chronicle
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 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
8 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...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

University of Louisville no brainer for Ray Spalding

Home grown talent is always the best possible situation, local players having extra incentive to win. Ray Spalding ended the speculation Sunday, letting everybody know he has committed to pursue his college career at the University of Louisville. He’s the second four-star basketball player from the community to commit to Hometown U in the past two years. Spalding a 6-f00t-9, 200...
Via Louisville Card Game
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino on Chris Jones: As good a guard as I've coached

Rick Pitino has coached some pretty good guards during his nearly 40-year career in college basketball.  Recently at Louisville, there was Russ Smith, the two-time All-American, and Peyton Siva, the point guard who led the Cardinals to a national championship in 2013. He had a host of talented players at Kentucky, too, the school with which he won it all in 1998.  A player currently...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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