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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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
1 day 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
2 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 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
3 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
4 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 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...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville welcomed to its new home at ACC Football Kickoff

Louisville is at its first ACC Football Kickoff as a member of the ACC. Card Chronicle is here to capture it all. At last year's ACC Football Kickoff, Louisville was only an announced, future member of the conference. This year, they're in. I'm here in Greensboro for Card Chronicle, taking in Louisville's first appearance at the preseason media get together. It was...
Via SCACC Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raymond Spalding makes hometown pledge to Louisville

Head coach Rick Pitino is loading up on big men as he prepares his Louisville Cardinals to go to war in the ACC. After landing four players taller than 6′-9″ in their 2014 recruiting class, the Cardinals have a second forward committed for 2015. Raymond Spalding, a 6′-9″ power forward from Trinity (KY), committed to the ...
Via Hoopniks
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Standout small forward Deng Adel to Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals started their 2015 class on Monday by landing a verbal commitment from 6′-7″ forward Deng Adel, of Victory Rock Prep (FL). Adel is solidly a top 35 player in the 2015 class nationally, and unquestionably one of the top 10 small forwards. The news of Adel’s pledge was reported by multiple recruiting outlets. ...
Via Hoopniks
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Basketball’s Terry Rozier On The Upcoming Season: ‘We’re Going To Be Darn Good’

In 2013, Louisville’s men’s basketball team won the national championship. Heading into the following season, the Cardinals had to replace their point guard, Peyton Siva, and their best big man, Gorgui Dieng.  In 2014, Louisville’s men’s basketball team won the American Athletic Conference Tournament and reached the Sweet 16. Heading into next season, Rick Pitino’s team...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  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
15 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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