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photo – 247sports.com He’s only 6’8, but his intangibles and energy allow him to be a force in the paint.  Sporting News thinks he will have a break out season as they list him as the second-best center in the nation behind Michigan’s Mitch McGary. Harrell looks less like a center than anyone on this list, but as much like a player as anyone....Continue reading »

Rick Pitino and the Louisville staff have not held back when it comes to seeking commitments from talented wing players. Louisville already has a commitment from top 15 SG/SF Shaqquan Aaron, but prospects like Jaquan Lyle, Brandone Francis, Rashad Vaughn, and Dante Exum are still being heavily recruited by the Louisville staff. One name to add to that list now is Kelly...Continue reading »

Photo – CBS Sports   The University of Louisville has made no secret about the fact that JaQuan Lyle, the 6’5 silky-smooth combo guard from Evansville, Indiana, has been their top recruiting target for the 2014 class. Last night at the NBPA Camp in Charlottesville, Va., Lyle reciprocated the love. While he was originally supposed to trim his list of schools...Continue reading »

  Photo – SB Nation   The Louisville coaching staff extended a scholarship offer to Dominican native Brandone Francis back in May and since then they’ve turned up the heat and have made him a top priority in the 2014 class. While the Cards are also recruiting another similar style combo guard in JaQuan Lyle, Francis told multiple reporters today...Continue reading »

photo – news4jax.com Sporting News’ preseason lists continue to the shooting guards, and to nobody’s surprise, Russ Smith is well represented at #2.  He, of course, could make the case to be at the very top, but the national champ begins the next season at number two. There is no one in college basketball quite like Russ Smith. It’s quite possible...Continue reading »

Photo – Yahoo Sports   Well, technically it wasn’t Under Armour, but since they’re the standing sponsor of the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) they’re going down with the ship. Apparently being the first program to get a BCS win, a men’s basketball championship and have their baseball team appear in...Continue reading »

Photo – Gocards.com   Last week, the NCAA honored 276 men’s basketball teams for finishing among the top 10 percent of all teams in their sport academically and the University of Louisville was one of them. On Wednesday, the new national champs were among 976 teams honored by the NCAA for finishing among the top 10 percent of all teams in their sport...Continue reading »

Photo – ACC Sports   It’s an intriguing question, to say the least: Can ACC hoops (starting next year with the addition of Louisville) become as dominant as the Southeastern Conference is in football? The framework is certainly there. Four Hall of Fame coaches (Rick Pitino, Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim) with a collective 9 National Championships...Continue reading »

Quentin Snider Headlines the Current 2014 Cards Recruit Class   247Sports released their new composite team and player recruiting rankings for the class of 2014 today, and fans of the Louisville Cardinals should be very pleased with what they see. The Cards currently have 2 players committed at the moment, Ballard point guard Quentin Snider (ranked 26th) and Seattle...Continue reading »

Photo – 247 Sports Louisville head coach Rick Pitino raised more than a few eyebrows during his Tuesday press conference when he informed the media that incoming freshman Terry Rozier had still not reported to campus. The other three incoming players, freshmen Anton Gill and Akoy Agau and Junior College transfer Chris Jones have all been on campus for over a week...Continue reading »

“They really like my game,” Siva told reporters about conversations he’s had Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld and head coach Randy Wittman. “I’m able to defend, run the pick and roll — they said that was one of my strong points.” AJ Price is not good enough for the long term future of the Wizards. Siva, an national title...Continue reading »

Photo – USA Today   Louisville junior-to-be Kevin Ware has had a crazy past two months. From the devastation of his incredibly gruesome injury against Duke in the Elite Eight to phone calls from the first lady and appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, he’s been caught in a whirlwind of public attention. But for now, most of the national notoriety...Continue reading »

Pitino Dipping His Commemorative Maker’s Mark Bottles – pic courtesy of Mark Blankenbaker Below are some of the notes from today’s press conference with Louisville coach Rick Pitino, as reported by various members of the Louisville media. *Rick Pitino’s commemorative Maker’s Mark Bottles will go on sale this Friday, June 7th. *The coach scoffed...Continue reading »