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Audio: Luke Hancock defends Rick Pitino

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Luke Hancock joined Drew Deener and Marques Maybin on Monday morning to talk about the allegations surrounding the UofL basketball program. Click below to listen to the full interview. Good stuff here…

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Shortnotice: Luke Hancock



Today I was contacted by Kush Nijhawan, he is a student at Stanford from Louisville KY. He told me he is a huge Louisville Cardinals fan. He also said that he just shot a commercial with our guy and 2013 NCAA Champion Luke Hancock for an app that him and his brother Neil created called Shortnotice. Here is the premise behind the app.


There’s always pockets in the day where we wanna do somethin’ fun, yet we don’t know who’s free. This predicament limits spontaneity. Shortnotice is a platform where you can tell your friends what you feel like doing in real-time. Friends can then “nudge” you if they want to do something with you. You can then start a conversation with the friends that nudged you; to hopefully make that plan happen! Ultimately, our mission is to kindle face-to-face interactions with your friends that otherwise wouldn’t have happened.

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Luke Hancock Could Sign in Greece

Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr.; The Courier-Journal

Photo: Sam Upshaw Jr.; The Courier-Journal

According to this European basketball website, former Louisville Cardinal Luke Hancock could be signing with a team in Greece. The team is called Panionios ON Telecoms Athens. Rolls right off the tongue.

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Cards in the NBA Summer League 7/17/14



Three former Cards were in action on Thursday in the NBA Summer League, and here is how they did…

*Gorgui Dieng – Gorgui posted another double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Timberwolves lost 100-86 to the Kings. He also had 3 assists and 3 blocks, along with 5 turnovers. He shot 5-15 from the field and was 5-6 from the free throw line. He started and played 35 minutes. I would say that Gorgui is in line for a very good season. But if Kevin Love does get traded, he could have a great season. The Timberwolves may not, but Gorgui sure will!

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Cards in the NBA Summer League 7/16/14


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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Cards in the NBA Summer League 7/7/14


Be sure to check out over the next few weeks to keep up with how the former Cards are doing in the NBA Summer Leagues. When all the games are done for the day (with former Cards in them), we will update you on how they did for that day.

Today was not very busy at all, as only one former Card had a game and that was Luke Hancock with the Orlando Magic. Luke played 3:49 and did not score or attempt a shot. He did have 2 assists and 1 rebound in his short amount of playing time.

Tomorrow the Magic play again at 3:00 pm ET against the Grizzles on NBA TV. Also, Peyton Siva and the Detroit Pistons play at 5:00 pm ET against the Miami Heat. That game will also be on NBA TV. In two games, Siva is averaging 14 points, 6.5 assists, and 3 rebounds per game.

Cards in the NBA Summer League: 7/5/14


Be sure to check out over the next few weeks to keep up with how the former Cards are doing in the NBA Summer Leagues. When all the games are done for the day (with former Cards in them), we will update you on how they did for that day.

Today the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic played, which meant we kept an eye on Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock. Siva had a really good game, but Hancock not so much.

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Luke Hancock to play for Orlando Magic summer team

According to this tweet by Alex Kennedy, who is an NBA Editor/Writer for Basketball Insiders, Luke Hancock will get a shot to prove himself in the NBA summer league with the Orlando Magic. You can’t ask for anything more than an opportunity, and that is what Luke will get. Best of luck to him!

The following is from

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic will host the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League at the team’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 5-11, 2014. The 25-game, seven-day event will feature the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers.

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Luke Hancock Skills Academy Camp at Floyd Central High School

Luke Hancock





3 Great Sessions

Session 1

Thurs., June 12th

(12p.m.-4p.m.) – $50

Session 2

Mon. & Tues., June 23rd & 24th

(12p.m.-4p.m. Two days of camp) $100

Session 3

Sat., June 21st

(12p.m.-4p.m.) $50


For (Boys & Girls) 2 Groups!

4th-7th grade and 8th-11th grade

All four days – $175






Shooting Technique

Ball Handling

One on one moves

Elite Passing Skills

Game Strategy

Competitive Game Situations

Attack Dribbles

Defensive Footwork



Daily Instruction from Luke and other top tier coaches

Luke Hancock Elite Skill Academy T-Shirt

Personal photograph opportunities and autographs from Luke and other surprise lecturers

Checks made out to Whiterock Dental Lab. Mail to: 6575 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47122 (812-542-3006)

Luke Hancock gets a NBA workout

Luke Hancock worked out for the Philadelphia 76ers today according to this tweet:

And according to Luke’s Instagram:


While it is unlikely we hear Luke’s name called in the NBA Draft (even though it is not impossible) it is very likely Luke will be on an NBA summer league team. I may be in the minority but with the right fit, such as the Spurs, I absolutely believe Luke at 6’6 could play in the league. Either way it is great to see him getting workouts and we will be rooting for Luke where ever he goes.

Meet Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock

Two of the all time Cardinals, Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock, will be at Tin Roof in Louisville (3921 Shelbyville Rd) on May 7th. Get out and show these guys some love! #L1C4

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Russ Smith and Luke Hancock at 4th Street Live this Saturday

If you haven’t been able to attend one of the autograph signings so far for the seniors, here is another opportunity. This one will feature Russ Smith and Luke Hancock. The information can be found on the flyer below.

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One Shining Moment 2013-14

In case you missed it, or just want to see it again, here is the “One Shining Moment” video that was played after UConn won the National Championship on Monday night.

Shoni Schimmel to take part in State Farm College 3-Point Championship

Press release from UofL:

Louisville, Ky. – University of Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel will compete in the State Farm College 3-Point Championship on Thursday in Moody Coliseum on Southern Methodist University’s campus in Dallas, Intersport announced today.

The 26th annual event, which begins at 9 p.m. ET, airs live on ESPN and consists of the Quicken Loans Men’s 3-Point Championship, the Buick Women’s 3-Point Championship, Echo Battle of Champions, and the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship. The broadcast team for the event is Brad Nessler, Dan Dakich and Kaylee Hartung.

Schimmel, a 2014 All-American, holds the school record for career 3-pointers with 387 in her four seasons at Louisville. She also set the school record, knocking down 118 treys in her senior season. Schimmel also owns the school record for threes in a game, connecting on nine against Memphis this season. Schimmel finished the year leading the team in 3-point field goal percentage at 37.6. She finished her career at Louisville hitting 34.4 percent from behind the arc.

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Luke, SVT, and Hendo Autograph Session on Friday

This Friday April 4 from 6-8 p.m., Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese, and Tim Henderson will have an autograph session at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. According to the facebook page of the Towne Mall, the players will be on the stage at Center Court signing autographs. There will be a minimum purchase required, but that is all of the details that are available right now.

The mall is located at 1704 N Dixie Highway. Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701

Phone: (270) 737-1617

Luke Hancock will participate in State Farm College 3-Point Championship

John W. McDonough/SI

John W. McDonough/SI

Luke Hancock will participate in this year’s State Farm College 3-Point Championship on Thursday April 3. The event begins at 9:00 p.m. ET and will be shown on ESPN. It takes place at Moody Coliseum, which is home of the SMU Mustangs. The event includes the men’s and women’s 3-point contest, and Echo Battle of Champions, and the Denny’s Slam Dunk Championship.

Here is the full field of participants in the 3-point contest…

Luke Hancock – Louisville

Andre Dawkins – Duke

Marshall Henderson – Ole Miss

Travis Bader – Oakland

Joe Harris – Virginia

Brady Heslip – Baylor

Ethan Wragge – Creighton

Akeem Richmond – East Carolina

Basketball Video: The End Of An Era

Well this video is just awesome. Great job by Evan Westendorf.

Rick Pitino wraps up 2013-14 season and previews 2014-15



Coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Monday afternoon for about 30 minutes to have his final press conference of the season. He wrapped up the season and also talked about next season a little bit.

He talks about Montrezl Harrell and the decision he has to make. He pretty much called out Wayne Blackshear by saying that he is the only player that he has had in the last four years that hasn’t made substantial improvement.

Mike Rutherford (Card Chronicle) did a great job of highlighting the main things that Pitino said. The video of the full press conference is below.

55 (Episode 20)


This week…..on 55…..We come to an end of an era. No more Luuuuuuuuuuuuke, Russ, Wichita or Van Beast. No more of this 4 year version of Boom. We will miss you and cherish this class like no other. We did get another NCAA title this week and the girls of boom are still rolling so there’s that. So here we go, here are the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …….55.

1) On Friday night, which seems like a week ago, UL Men’s basketball team lost to a team none of us like….

2) This happened though….


4) Yeah I know scoreboard…

5) #Whatevs

6) All jokes aside….Thank you to the following guys

7) Russ Smith


8) SVT


9) Tim Henderson

10) Luuuuuuuuuuuke

11) Seriously, from the bottom of our hearts…Thank you!

12) I also expect this guy to leave:

Montrezl Harrell

13) If he leaves I wanna thank you too Montrezl “MegaTrezl” Harrell for bringing massive monster dunks back to the school synonymous for dunking

14) #HeGone

15) #EndOfAnEra

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Early look at 2014-15 Louisville Cardinals

It is obvious that our team will look much different next year. Losing such key components like Russ, Luke, Montrezl, and SVT will do that to a team. Pitino expects Montrezl to enter the NBA Draft, and I don’t think that will come as a surprise to any of us. Here is a look at what next year’s roster will probably look like. (After typing out the roster and actually looking at it, that whole “looking much different” part is a huge understatement, wow.)

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