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Nunnsense | Year In Review – Plus Top 10 Photos Of 2017

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Well, we made it through another calendar year – and what a year it’s been.

Lets’s look back at some of the Nunnsense posts over the year and I’ll point out where I was right, and where I was wrong. We can also look at some of the most viewed posts as well as my top 10 favorite pictures of the year.
We started off the year with interviewing 3 of the 2017 men’s basketball class…

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UofL Basketball Press Conference: Seton Hall

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Deng Adel, VJ King, Jordan Nwora and David Padgett met with the media after Sunday’s loss to Seton Hall. Hear what they had to say below.

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Louisville Basketball PostGame Pressers: Southern Illinois

 

The Cards bounce back from a tough opening week to trounce SIU 84-42. The freshman are the continued pleasant surprise as all of the guys got in tonight and did their thing. Nwora went for 18 pts & 8 reb, Perry went for 10 points & 7 assists, Sutton added 8 pts & 6 reb & Redding scored 2 three pointers in the final minutes. Deng Adel was the player of the game with 16 pts, 7 reb & 4 stls. Here are the highlights:

 

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Louisville Basketball: George Mason Postgame Pressers

Here are the press conferences from Head Coach David Padgett & select players after tonight’s 72-61 victory over George Mason.

David Padgett

Darius Perry

Jordan Nwora

Deng Adel

Louisville vs George Mason: Postgame Recap

It certainly wasn’t pretty and it took much longer to get full separation than expected, but the Louisville Cardinals got their first win of the season against George Mason by a final score of 72-61.

Louisville sputtered offensively at times, and while Deng Adel turned in an impressive performance, freshmen Jordan Nwora and Darius Perry stepped up when needed most. Both freshmen were fearless down the stretch, hitting big time shots to fuel Louisville’s late run to put the game away. Nwora finished with 10 points including 3-3 shooting from beyond-the-arc. Perry provided intensity and energy to go along with his 17 points (3-3 from 3 point range and 8-8 from the free throw line). Deng Adel led the Cards in scoring with 20 points.

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Louisville Vs Bellarmine Highlights

Here are some highlights from the 72-57 exhibition victory over Bellarmine.

The Barbour Shop: Let’s Talk Basketball! The Game, Not The Scandals

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After all the drama swirling around UofL Men’s Basketball because of yet another tawdry scandal, it’s my pleasure to present to you, my fellow UofL fans, an article about the actual basketball team. That’s right. There’s no death penalty yet. UofL gets to play basketball this year.

And boy do they have a God Deng good team. A near perfect blend of youthful talent and gritty experience. A new captain leads the unit. His name is Padgett and to our opponents I must warn you, he does not come in peace. He has come to annihilate you on the court. Beware the conqueror has arrived.

Now, let’s review the Red-White scrimmage from last Friday. I will speak on some individual players that I focused on. Players like Deng Adel. The junior forward returned to school after testing the NBA waters. Improvement in his game was needed and what better place to improve than here.

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Red-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

 

Last night was a return to normalcy for cardinal Basketball and fans alike. With an expected attendance of 4,000 fans, once again we did not let them down. About 7,000 people showed up to watch the first Red-White Scrimmage of the season. Coach Padgett was very appreciative. “The ovation I received at the beginning of the scrimmage was extremely humbling” he said at the post game presser. The pre-game intros were high energy as you could tell Card Nation was ready to put the past in the past. The actual game was very entertaining highlighted by a pair of dunks on Anas, one by Deng & one by Jo Griffin. Oof. The Red team pulled away with a 94-80 victory over the white team despite the efforts of Gerald cheering the Red team on. For the Red team Deng Adel went for 32 points and 13 rebounds and Ray added 22 points and 16 boards of his own. “If Deng, Ray, Malik and that Frontcourt can rebound like that during the regular season, we are gonna be in good shape” said Padgett. For the White team VJ scored 30 but turned the ball over an uncharacteristic 9 times. Malik had 17 rebounds and Jordan Nwora added 18 points off of 50% shooting including 4-6 from 3 pt land. Overall it was a great night and you can tell that this is a high energy group who can score. Buckle up CardNation, it’s gonna be a fun ride this season. We need and deserve a fun one too. Oh yeah, Jeff Nunn took a lot of great pics, check them out!


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Beat The Buzzer With Jordan Nwora

(Photo Cred: Ballboy Hype)

Today on Beat the Buzzer, the fans get to know freshman Jordan Nwora better. Who is he one celebrity he would leave a comp ticket for? What is his hometown known for? Find out the answer to these and many more below.

KDF Basketball Classic Photo Gallery And Wrap Up

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The Louisville Cardinals had 4 signees participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic basketball game held at Freedom Hall on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 4,812. This was many fans first and last chance to see them before they put on a Cardinal uniform.  You can’t judge what type of player they will be in college by their performance in this game. You can, however, judge their personality and character.

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Jordan Norwa Is A Bucket-Getter (Video)

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Card family, the future is bright. Jordan Nwora is 1 of 4 signees in the 2017 signing class. A class that just happens to be one of the best in Louisville history. Here is a video of what to expect next year.

Nunnsense: Q&A With Louisville Basketball Signing Class of 2017, Part 3 – Jordan Nwora

 

 

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Photo: HoopSeen

Jordan Nwora committed to Louisville on October 19th and officially signed on November 11th. Rick Pitino visited Jordan on October 12th and Jordan had an official visit to Louisville only 3 days later on October 15th. That visit from Pitino should tell you just how important Jordan is to the future of the program. Jordan is from Vermont Academy in Buffalo New York. He  is widely known as a sharpshooter and ranked No. 45 nationally by 247Sports. Pitino said of Jordan in an article by Mike Hughes of 247 sports, “I’m so excited about him. He had a great summer. Scores a lot of points, passes well, handles it at 6’8″. Why I’m so excited is he’s 16 percent body fat. Now he’s not heavy at all, but he’s like Jaylen [Johnson] was with that type of body and we know we can get him to eight (percent body fat) in two months.”

“He is an athlete now at 6’8 like Luke Hancock, that’s what type of game he has, but when he loses that (weight) and gets to eight, seven percent body fat he’s going to be explosive and we are going to do it this summer and this is a great class. Best class I’ve had.”

We all know Pitino is prone to hyperbole but saying this is the best class he has had may be closer to the truth than we give him credit for, and I tend to agree with him. The goal going into recruiting was to get “Louisville guys.” With Jordan, Lance, Darius and Malik, I feel Pitino got everything he needs to hang another banner in the YUM Center. Looking forward to seeing these guys with the current team. The future is bright!

Q & A with Louisville commit Jordan Nwora

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Rick Pitino Blog: 2017 Recruiting Update

(Via Realtor.com)

If you are wondering how many studs Coach signed he’s telling you in the pic above. Today in the latest Rick Pitino blog he updates us on the star class.

Take A Look At Louisville’s 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class

(Via Realtor.com)

(Via Realtor.com)

4 seems to be the number of the day in this story. Coach P is holding up 4 fingers. He got commitments from four quality guys, 4 four star guys & now the 4th ranked recruiting class in the country in one of the servicws. I want you to get to know this class a little better and know what we having coming in.

Malik Williams: @leek_willi34

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Position: Center

Height: 7’0

Weight: 200

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

National Ranking: 30

Offers: Cincy, IU, Iowa, Mich St, NCST, Purdue,UCLA, USC, Xavier, Michigan

Fact: Also made Tom mad online

Highlights:

Darius Perry: @Carlekash

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Position: Point Guard

Height: 6’2

Weight: 170

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

National Ranking: 53

Offers: VT, Miami, FSU, Memphis, Minnesota & Maryland.

Highlights:

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(Photo Cred: WNY high school hoops 15-16 – WordPress.com-)

Position: Small Forward

Height: 6’8

Weight: 220

Hometown: Saxtons River, Vermont

National Ranking: 91

Offers: G Tech, FSU, NC State, Pitt, Marquette, Oregon, Xavier & Maryland

Highlights:

 

 

Lance Thomas: @Lancegreek

 

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Position: Point Guard

Height: 6’10

Weight: 210

Hometown: Norcross, Georgia

National Ranking: 104

Offers: Miami, WF, VT, Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, USC, Memphis & Minnesota.

Highlights:

 

 

 

 

Plenty Of Jordan Nwora Highlight Reels!

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So this is an easy post. I hopped on YouTube & picked out my favorite Jordan Nwora Highlight Reels. For your convenience here they are in one spot. I want you all to get as pumped as I am for the 6’8 hooper from Buffalo! Enjoy.

http://content.jwplatform.com/players/NUueYhn9-X5hJVYpo.html

Top Target Jordan Nwora Commits! http://wp.me/p23aPz-arD

Photo: Tim Haag

Photo: Tim Haag

Cards pick up a commitment today from Jordan Nwora, the top 100 player from Buffalo. At 6’8 220 the high school senior is already college built.  Here is his official announcement via Twitter.