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Cards in the NBA Summer League 7/17/14

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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

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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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Cards in the NBA Summer League 7/7/14

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Be sure to check out CardinalSportsZone.com 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

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Be sure to check out CardinalSportsZone.com 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

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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 NBA.com:

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

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Luke Hancock gets a NBA workout

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

And according to Luke’s Instagram:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Photo: wlky.com

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)

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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 …..is….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….

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX5xZQYxZpg

4) Yeah I know scoreboard…

5) #Whatevs

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

7) Russ Smith

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8) SVT

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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

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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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My Prediction for Louisville vs Kentucky

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I have been up since early this morning and in the grand scheme of things, I haven’t gotten one thing done today. I have only listened to local sports talk radio and been on social media keeping up with everything UofL-UK for tonight. But isn’t that what I am supposed to be doing today? I suppose it’s finally time to come up with my prediction post, so here we go…

First of all, the December 28th game at Rupp means nothing to me. For one, it was at Rupp. Russ Smith and Luke Hancock shot a combined 10-31 that game. Speaking of Luke, he wasn’t even starting at the time, Wayne Blackshear was. Mangok Mathiang started and played 22 minutes. Chane Behanan played 20 minutes and played that game knowing he was about to be kicked off of the team. Does any of that sound like the Louisville Cardinals that you have seen recently? We are a completely different team, and yes UK is a little different as well, so that is why the last game doesn’t mean much to me. Actually if I do take anything away from it, I am glad that UK doesn’t have a revenge factor for this game. So they can have that game at Rupp, I’ll take this one tonight.

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CBS ranks remaining Sweet 16 starters from #80 to #1

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Jeff Borzello of cbssports.com took the 16 teams that are left in the NCAA Tournament and ranked the starters from 80 to 1. Borzello says that “It’s not based on potential, NBA prospects, or purely college numbers. It basically comes down to, if I need a player for the next two games or four games, which guy am I taking?” Let’s take a look at how he ranks the starters for both Louisville and Kentucky.

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75. Stephen Van Treese, Louisville: Without Chane Behanan, Van Treese has had to play a bigger role down low. He’s averaging 9.3 rebounds in his last six games.

48. Chris Jones, Louisville: Jones came to Louisville with plenty of hype, but he’s been inconsistent at times this season. He needs to pressure the Kentucky guards.

34. Luke Hancock, Louisville: Hancock is Mr. March for the Cardinals. He was the Most Outstanding Player at last year’s Final Four and is averaging 18.5 ppg in the 2014 tourney.

14. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville: Harrell’s emergence down the stretch took the Cardinals to a different level. He has racked up six double-doubles in his last 10 games.

2. Russ Smith, Louisville: Smith has been a little too out of control in the tournament, with 13 turnovers — but Louisville needs him to a menace at both ends of the floor.

 

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Louisville and Kentucky: Two Different Reactions About Making the Sweet 16

Scott Rovak | US Presswire

Scott Rovak | US Presswire

Louisville and Kentucky will meet on Friday night in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis, IN. We all know that already. When the brackets came out, everyone knew this had a realistic chance of happening. And now here we are, just a few days away from Indianapolis not knowing what they got themselves into when they said they would host another Regional.

The Cards and Cats took two different paths to get to this point. Louisville played against a team that resembles them and knew their every move, and they escaped at the end. Then they battled St. Louis in a defensive game and scored enough points to pull away late. Kentucky played a very bad Kansas State team that will probably be playing at the YMCA next week. Then they played the undefeated Wichita State shockers in a very exciting game that was back and forth and they won at the end.

Two teams heading to the Sweet 16. Two of the most storied programs in all of college basketball. Two very different reactions about winning an NCAA Tournament game in the Round of 32.

 

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