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Kyle’s Korner: 5/4/15

Kyle Kuric

By Kyle Kuric:

Hey CardFam! It’s been a long month but I finally have had some time these past few days to catch up.

We ended up advancing far into the Eurocup championships, beating some really tough teams. I got a chance to play against Juan Palacios and his team, Karsiyaka in Izmir, Turkey, winning both games with a score differential of +10.

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Kyle’s Korner: 3/16/15

Photo: straitpinkie.com

Photo: straitpinkie.com

By Kyle Kuric:

Hey Cardfam!

It is Kyle Kuric from Spain! I wanted to thank everyone again for donating toys to my Christmas Toy Drive! Mangok and Anas had a great time delivering them and putting smiles on the kids faces.

I am currently playing for Herbalife Gran Canaria located in the Canary Islands. The team plays in 2 leagues the Spanish ACB  league and the Eurocup league. I’ll talk about the Eurocup league this time.

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Flashback Friday: Freedom Hall Finale was 5 Years Ago

AP Photo/Ed Reinke

AP Photo/Ed Reinke

Crazy to think it has already been 5 years since the final Louisville game at Freedom Hall. I don’t care how nice the KFC Yum! Center is, I always miss going to games at Freedom Hall. There will never be anything like it. I was in the big minority of people that didn’t even want a new arena. Obviously, the Yum is a much nicer facility, but Freedom Hall will always be special to me. And I think it’s obvious where the better atmosphere was!

The day set up perfectly. Louisville was a bubble team and needed a big win to get into the NCAA Tournament. How about the #1 team in the country coming to town? Would that be a good enough win? It absolutely would. Bring on the Syracuse Orange, who the Cards have made a great little history with over the last few years.

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Fans Respond: Better Dunk Belong to Kyle or Earl?

Kyle Kuric   Earl Clark

We conducted a little poll on twitter this afternoon. Just curious who you think had the better dunk over Notre Dame. Kyle Kuric or Earl Clark? Here are the dunks once again, because why not? And here are your responses.

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Video: Kuric and Earl Throw Down on Notre Dame

Kyle Kuric      Earl Clark

Two of the biggest dunks in recent memory for the Louisville Cardinals came at the hands of the Fighting Irish. Kyle Kuric let the world know that white men can, in fact, jump. Earl Clark told Luke Harangody he was going up to the 10th floor and dropping him off at the 7th.

There is so much going on in this first video. Mike Marra open in the corner, and Kyle saying “Nah, I got this.” The reaction of the Notre Dame cheerleaders to what they just witnessed. The phantom technical on Kuric. Bobby Knight and Digger Phelps acting like Kuric just dropped an elbow on someone in a rivalry game and should be kicked out. Just so much going on here.

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Bring a Toy to Tonight’s FIU Basketball Game for Kyle’s Korner

Former Card Kyle Kuric’s charity, “Kyle’s Korner for Kids,” is once again asking fans to donate toys at a Louisville men’s basketball game. This year, the game for Kyle’s Korner donations is tonight against FIU. Mangok Mathiang and Anas Mahmoud will deliver the toys to Kosair and to the Home of the Innocents.

Cards in the NBA Summer League 7/16/14

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It was a pretty active day for former Cards in the NBA Summer League on Wednesday. Gorgui Dieng had the best overall game, while Luke Hancock and Kyle Kuric also saw action in their games. Here is how all three did…

*Gorgui Dieng – The big man absolutely dominated the glass, grabbing 19 rebounds to go along with his 13 points as the Timberwolves beat the Suns 86-77. He added 1 assist and 2 steals while shooting 6-13 from the field and 1-2 from the free throw line. He started and played nearly 35 minutes. In 4 games this summer, Gorgui is averaging 10.5 points and 10 rebounds per game. With the win, the Timberwolves advanced in the summer league championship bracket and will face the Sacramento Kings on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Kyle Kuric will play in the NBA Summer league

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This morning on the Drew Deener show (ESPN 680) former Louisville assistant coach Mark Lieberman said Kyle Kuric would suit up with the LA Clippers for this years NBA Summer League. The Clippers will participate in the Las Vegas league (July 11-July 21) along with 23 other teams and there will be no shortage of talent.

From NBA.com:

“This summer, 10 of the 12 teams that own Lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft presented by State Farm will take the court at Samsung NBA Summer League, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, who are slated to make the top three picks in this year’s Draft.

Each team is expected to choose from an impressive crop of prospects that includes Australia’s Dante Exum, Duke’s Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins from Kansas, and Kentucky’s Julius Randle.”

The Las Vegas league will be televised on NBA TV.

Russ Smith and the UofL Record Books Entering the NCAA Tournament

MICHAEL CONROY/ AP PHOTO

MICHAEL CONROY/ AP PHOTO

Entering the NCAA Tournament game vs Manhattan

Career Scoring Leaders

1. Darrell Griffith – 2,333

2. DeJuan Wheat – 2,183

3. Pervis Ellison – 2,143

4. Reece Gaines – 1,945

5. Russ Smith – 1,856

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Russ Smith and the UofL Record Books Entering Friday Night

(AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

(AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

Entering Friday night’s AAC Tournament game vs Houston

Career Scoring Leaders

1. Darrell Griffith – 2,333

2. DeJuan Wheat – 2,183

3. Pervis Ellison – 2,143

4. Reece Gaines – 1,945

5. Milt Wagner – 1,836

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Russ Smith and the UofL Record Books

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Russ Smith continues his climb in the UofL record books in some categories. The biggest surprise to me is one where he isn’t even in the top 10 yet, and that is assists in a season. Russ needs 11 assists to tie Reece Gaines for the 10th most assists in a single season. Raise your hand if you ever predicted that would happen…now put your hands down you liars!

Career Scoring Leaders

1. Darrell Griffith – 2,333

2. DeJuan Wheat – 2,183

3. Pervis Ellison – 2,143

4. Reece Gaines – 1,945

5. Milt Wagner – 1,836

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Russ Smith Climbing Up in the UofL Record Books

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

After scoring 26 points and making 6 three pointers, Russ Smith made some moves in these categories in the UofL record books.

Career Scoring Leaders

1. Darrell Griffith – 2,333

2. DeJuan Wheat – 2,183

3. Pervis Ellison – 2,143

4. Reece Gaines – 1,945

5. Milt Wagner – 1,836

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Russ Smith and the UofL Record Books

Russ Smith

Russ Smith is steadily climbing up the record books at UofL in a few different categories. He is currently 8th in total points, and could climb a couple more spots before the season is over. He is also threatening to take the career steals record from Peyton Siva. Here are some of the updated lists after Saturday’s game.

Career Scoring Leaders

1. Darrell Griffith – 2,333

2. DeJuan Wheat – 2,183

3. Pervis Ellison – 2,143

4. Reece Gaines – 1,945

5. Milt Wagner – 1,836

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55 (Episode 11)

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This week…..on 55…..

We talk about a variety of things. Radio shows, Top 5 Pitino era guys and even the Royal Rumble. I have also decided that this will be Shawn’s last regular appearance in 55. I appreciate him being a good sport. In the end I just felt like this was his time. Good riddance. Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55

1) Clint Hurtt was the last Charlie Strong staff member to leave Louisville. He will be taking an NFL job with the Chicago Bears. We appreciate all you did big fella. Much love and good luck B.I.G. click here to see his message to UofL fans

2) BIG

3) #Respect

4) Led by Shoni Schimmel’s nine 3 point baskets, the Louisville women’s basketball team beat Memphis on Sunday 88-61. Shoni had eight 3 pointers in the first half and scored 29 points overall.

5) She bad

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Who is your starting 5 of Rick Pitino players at UofL?

Villanova v Louisville

My friend Chris Tingley posed this question to me a couple of weeks ago, and it is very interesting and fun to talk about. Of all the players that Rick Pitino has coached at the University of Louisville, who would be your starting 5? Now I will say that some players did play multiple positions, and after discussion, we decided to only have each player on 1 poll. So guys like Francisco Garcia, Larry O’Bannon, Ellis Myles, and Samardo Samuels had to be placed in only 1 category, even though we are well aware that those guys (and others) could be on different polls.

Please vote for each position. This will run until the end of the week on Thursday night, so that will give us time to get the word out all week and get as many people as possible to vote on this.

Kyle Kuric’s summer league stats

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Former Card Kyle Kuric is playing this summer with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is playing pretty well in hopes of making an NBA roster for this upcoming season. Here are his stats through the first 4 games in the Orlando Summer League.

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Revisiting 2 huge dunks over Notre Dame!

Kyle Kuric                   Earl Clark

By Justin Renck:

Not much needs to be said here. Just enjoy these videos of two of the best dunks in recent memory! Will someone else join the list today? My guess, if anyone, would be Montrezl Harrell!

CSZ exclusive with Kyle Kuric!

Louisville v Marquette

By Justin Renck:

What better day to post an interview with Kyle Kuric, than on Louisville vs Syracuse day! We all remember when Kuric made his name as a Louisville Cardinal in the final game at Freedom Hall in 2010 against #1 Syracuse. So today just seems appropriate for this. I wanted to catch up with Kyle and see what he has been up to since leaving Louisville. He catches us up on where he plays now, Kyle’s Korner for Kids, and he talks about that famous Syracuse game! Enjoy!

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UofL vs Syracuse- revisiting the Freedom Hall Finale

Freedom Hall

By Justin Renck:

When I think of UofL-Syracuse, the first thing that comes to mind was the final game at Freedom Hall, or the “Kyle Kuric show”. It is kind of weird to even think that before this game, Kuric was never really a main player for UofL. He was ending his sophomore year and only averaging about 2 points per game. After this game, he went on to be a fan favorite (of course) but also play a main role for UofL for his last 2 seasons.

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A message from Kyle Kuric

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