One of the most exciting athletes to come to the Ville in awhile is Donovan Mitchell. He wowed peopled in dunk competitions before he got to Louisville. We’ve had those guys before that did not pan out. Donovan is different. Alvin Sims, Marques Maybin, Twill could all dunk creatively. Chane and Trezl were just power dunkers, nothing wrong with that. I believe that Donovan could be the best dunker of all-time. Yes I know that is high praise but he is a great combination of creative and power. We were named the Dr’s of dunk for a reason. It’s in our DNA, it’s a legacy. Our guys at the ACC Digital Network created a compilation of dunks of just Donovan Mitchell that I think you will really like!
Since the beginning of time (or the 60’s) there has been one thing that can get a crowd going, It’s the slam dunk. Even when it was banned from college basketball from 67-76 due to the unfairness of it, they created a slam dunk contest because it was so beloved. It can cause a wide variety of results. It can facilitate a comeback all the way to putting the icing on the cake. At the University of Louisville it has been a beloved staple of our program. From the Doctors of Dunk to Alvin Sims to Montrezl Harrell to the dunking bird logo even, it shows that it is engrained into our DNA. Donovan Mitchell IS the next in a long line of dunkers and there is no doubt. Our good friends at the ACC Digital Network created their latest installment of Dunkuary last night featuring the Louisville Cardinals that was titled “The New Doctors Of Dunk” and it does not disappoint.
It’s Friday. I don’t want to post 5 different stories that you have to read on a Friday afternoon. You are welcome. Here is a summary of today’s events or what we at CSZ like to call the Cardinal Catch-Up.
- It was reported late last night that Mango would not return this season from his foot injury. Today Rick Pitino told us that he would not apply for a medical redshirt.
- Rick also told us that he encouraged Chinanu Onuaku to test out the new draft camp rules. Here is how that made Steve feel:
Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we talked asked CardNation to come together and promote positivity with us. We had an over the air pep-rally, a roundtable of pros and were joined by world-renowned comic Spike Davis. Paige Sherrard, Daryl Foust, Jacob Pratt called in and we had a round table discussion. Former Cards Marques Maybin, Alvin Sims & Samaki Walker call in….kinda. We went over next weeks show schedule, opening day for baseball, TWICA plus much more on LiveWith55!
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Live With 55 4-22-15 Alvin Sims, Rex Ecarma, Courtney Dinkins
The result wasn’t what we wanted for the Cards, but here is the full game of the 1996 Sweet 16 matchup between Louisville and Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons won the game 60-59 and were led by Tim Duncan’s 27 points and 13 rebounds. For Louisville, Samaki Walker led the way in scoring with 16 points.
Are you kidding me? You can actually watch the Red-White Scrimmage from the 1993-94 season for UofL basketball! I saw this posted on Facebook by Jon Leon. I was 7 years old heading into this season so these are the guys I really looked up to and wanted to be like. My favorite player of all time, Brian Kiser, was on this team.
DeJuan Wheat was a freshman, and then you have guys like Morton, Minor, and Rozier. The video obviously isn’t the best quality, but it is pretty awesome to be able to watch it at all. Plus John Tong is the PA announcer. This game was at Cardinal Arena. If that doesn’t tell you how far these scrimmages have come, nothing will!
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