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Photo – AP Two games got official tip-off times today as the Cards will face the evil empire at 2:00 on December 27th on ESPN2.  Louisville is featured on ESPN’s “Big Monday” only once, when they travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech. Information for two University of Louisville basketball games this upcoming season came out on Monday, including...Continue reading »

Photo – @spidadmitchell If you follow college basketball recruiting, you know it can be a cruel game.  A school and coaching staff can devote a lot of time on a specific prospect only to see them pick a different program.  In this game of recruiting, it’s a rather simple deal – you win some and lose some.  Providence had recruited Mitchell for well...Continue reading »

Photo – @spidadmitchell Donovan Mitchell was this summer’s fastest rising prospect and Coach Pitino and staff noticed it right away.  That paid off Thursday night with a commitment from hottest 2015 prospect, giving the Cards three recruits in the top 40; one a 5-star and two more close to 5-star status.  Having been recruited by Providence and other northeastern...Continue reading »

Photo via @spidadmitchell He trimmed his list to ten a couple of days ago, then cut it to five last night.  Fast rising combo guard Donovan Mitchell tweeted out that those five schools are Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, Providence, and Villanova.  The 6’3 4-star prospect is ranked 36th nationally by 247SPorts and has seen his stock sky rocket after...Continue reading »

247 Sports   Louisville already has commitments from power forward Raymond Spalding and small forward Deng Adel for the 2015 class. With those prospects in the fold the front court is set, and coach Rick Pitino and staff have turned their attention to the back court. Louisville is one of the seven schools on Florida standout Antonio Blakeney’s list and the Cards...Continue reading »

Photo – Under Armour   Louisville fans have been hearing plenty about rising 2015 shooting guard Donovan Mitchell and it doesn’t look like there’s going to be any let-up soon. Rick Pitino and his staff have put the proverbial full-court press on the 6’3, 185 lb, New York native and he’s slated to make an official visit to the UofL campus...Continue reading »

Kelly Kline – Under Armour The hot name associated with Louisville basketball recruiting right now is  Donovan Mitchell.  The 6’2 combo guard has blown up this summer during the AAU season, catching the eye of several other big time schools.  The latest elite program to offer Mitchell is Kansas, who received an offer from Coach Self after he watched him...Continue reading »

Kelly Kline – Under Armour Donovan Mitchell, a rising 4-star SG from Brewster Academy had arguably the best summer showing of any prospect in the nation.  Ranked 36th nationally by 247Sports, Mitchell has been getting a ton of attention from schools across the nation.  Next week, the talented combo guard will visit Villanova, Indiana, and Louisville.   He told...Continue reading »

Photo – Future 150   After a grueling week down at the Fair and Exhibition Center, Trinity high school standout and Louisville commit Ray Spalding led his team to an AAU national title which culminated Monday night by defeating the Albany Rocks (NY), 46-40. Spalding chipped in 15 points in the winning effort and was the leading force throughout The Ville’s...Continue reading »

Photo – Future 150   Following the close of the final live evaluation period of the summer, 5-star Florida-based shooting guard Antonio Blakeney has decided to trim his list of schools to seven. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino followed Blakeney all throughout the Peach Jam last week and then was front and center for all of his games here in town this past...Continue reading »

Photo – Future 150   Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and his assistants have made 5-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney a priority for over a year now and there’s no signs of a let-up in sight. The staff relentlessly tracked the 6’5, Sarasota, Fl., based scorer every single day at the Peach Jam last week and yesterday Pitino was front and center...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell could become the next Louisville commit. Photo – Sports Rants   If you’re a Louisville fan, last week was about as good as it gets as far as recruiting goes. On Sunday, the Cards secured a commitment from Deng Adel, a consensus 5-star wing from Florida and then followed it up five days later by landing hometown Trinity phenom, Ray Spalding....Continue reading » For the second year in a row, Coach Pitino has landed the city of Louisville’s best player. Last year it was Ballard’s Quentin Snider, this season it’s Trinity’s Raymond Spalding.  The 6’9 forward committed to Louisville this afternoon despite being heavily recruited by Indiana and Xavier.  After his outstanding play during...Continue reading »