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(Photo – Canadian Press)   This one would have been huge for Louisville, but the Cards ultimately came up short as Indianapolis Tech superstar Trey Lyles opted instead to play his college basketball at Kentucky. According to Lyles’ press conference (which was aired nationally on ESPNU), UK head coach John Calipari’s track record with recent NBA players and a bond between current 2014 Wildcat commits Tyler Ullis and Karl Towns were the deciding factors. Lyles went on to tell reporters that he made his decision three days...Continue reading »

(Photo – Jeff Reinking / GoCards.com)   Louisville freshman Anton Gill is a big-time scoring guard who possesses a silky-smooth jumper and an outstanding work-ethic. The Raleigh, North Carolina native played alongside fellow freshman Terry Rozier last season at Hargrave Military Academy and this year he’s ready to play big minutes for the defending National Champs. Gill sat down with LSL and gave us a glimpse into his first few weeks as a UofL basketball player. LSL: How has your transition been to college? AG: I think it’s...Continue reading »

  Since the Cards play tomorrow, LSL is on today at 6:00 on ESPN 680 and ESPNLouisville.com talking all things UofL sports.  On today’s show we welcome on the newest UofL hoops target PG Josh Gray and get the latest on his recruitment and how Louisville factors in.  In the second hour, we’ll bring on the Courier-Journal’s new UofL beat writer Jeff Greer to preview the UConn game and the upcoming hoops season.  As always, we want you to be apart of the show, so hit us up at 267-9680 and on twitter @LvilleSprtsLive. VN:F...Continue reading »

With the stoppage of conference realignment for the foreseeable future, the ACC came out smelling like roses when the dust settled.  They nabbed Big East basketball powers Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and topped it all off with Louisville.  In 2014-15, no league will be able to match their collection of national powers.  Sports Illustrated’s blog made the argument that the ACC came out a winner and loser in basketball realignment. Winners The ACC: When word first leaked that Syracuse and Pittsburgh were discussing an exit from...Continue reading »

(Photo – lubbockonline.com)   PG Josh Gray, now at Odessa (TX) JC has had a career with many twists and turns, and he’s only a sophomore.  Gray was a 3-star prospect who held offers from Baylor, Georgetown, Mississippi State, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.  He started out his college basketball career at Texas Tech, where in his freshman season averaged 9 points and led the Red Raiders in steals and assists.  When Tubby Smith was hired, he decided to go the JUCO route to re-evaluate his options.  He thought he knew...Continue reading »

(Photo – AP)   In what could be one of the craziest – and most incredible – turnarounds in college basketball history, Louisville senior guard Russ Smith has been named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press. Smith, who came to the program as a lightly recruited, out-of-control (well, some things never totally change) two-star prospect, has worked tirelessly to improve his game over the years and he’s starting to get the national recognition. While Louisville head coach Rick Pitino certainly deserves...Continue reading »

(Photo – AP/ Damen Jackson)   Per Kyle Neddenriep of The Indy Star, Indianapolis Tech star power forward Trey Lyles will make his college announcement tomorrow at 12:50 p.m. from his school. Lyles (6’9, 215 lbs) will make his decision between Louisville and Kentucky and is a unanimous 5-star recruit according to every major scouting service. At this point, most analysts believe he’s Kentucky’s to lose, but the Cards have plenty of frontcourt space available next year and he would likely slide in for Montrezl Harrell...Continue reading »

Photo – baltimoresun.com LSL recently caught up with SVT and got the latest on his preparations for the upcoming season. LSL: What did you do this offseason to get ready for this year? SVT: Since my knee was healthy from last year, I have been able to run and condition and do all the things to get my body ready for the year.  I feel healthier than ever and have been working offensively on facing up because that’s what Coach P wants all the 4s and 5s to do this year.  So I’ve been trying to get better around the basket. LSL:...Continue reading »

(Photo – US Presswire)   The list of websites rolling our their college basketball top-25 countdowns continues this morning as USA Today jumps in the fold and ranks the Cards #5 overall. The piece mentions Louisville’s historic run to the National Championship last year, calls the suspension of Chane Behanan one of the major question marks, notes Chris Jones as the x-factor and pegs Russ Smith as the team’s star. Personally, I suppose I’m ok with the ranking (given that preseason polls really don’t mean a...Continue reading »

(Photo – USA Today)   On March 31st of this year in an Elite Eight game against Duke, Louisville combo guard Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome, compound fracture and was carted off the court on a stretcher in front of thousands of gasping fans. Amazingly, just 7 months later, he’s back to 100% health and is expected to make his debut this coming Saturday when the Cards open their season against College of Charleston. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Ware went through his first full-contact practice yesterday and will definitely...Continue reading »