2015 Louisville Senior Night: A Final Goodbye to the National Championship Team

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This Saturday when the Cards take on the #2 Virginia Cavaliers, we will say goodbye to Wayne Blackshear (Sr.) and Montrezl Harrell (Jr.). But at the end of the day will we be saying goodbye to more than just these two athletes. We will be saying a final goodbye to the 2013 National Championship team.

Yes I know that Mangok Mathiang was “on the team” but Wayne and Trez are the final two players that will be on the floor Saturday that we can say “hey remember how Wayne hit the big three to start the second half?” or “Hey remember when Trez caught the oop!”

National Championship Roster

Russ Smith- Graduated

Peyton Siva- Graduated

Kevin Ware- Transfer

Gorgui Dieng- Graduated Early

Luke Hancock- Graduated

Mangok Mathiang- Redshirt

Logan Baumann- Team Manager

Tim Henderson- Graduated

Wayne Blackshear

Chane Behanan- Dismissed from team last season

Montrezl Harrell

Zach Price- Transfer

Michael Baffour- Walk on

Mike Marra- Medical Redshirt

Stephan Van Treese- Graduated

So this weekend when Harrell and Blackshear take the floor, stand up and give them the honor they deserve. But while you are in the midst of a standing ovation for these young men, take a quick glance up at the National Title banner and give it a wink. Saturday will truly be the End of an Era but don’t forget about the other guys on the court either because something tells me we will be winking at another banner sooner than later. #L1C4


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