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Photo Gallery: Jordan Nwora 17-18

Jordan Nwora enters his sophomore season with high expectations. His production as a freshman was solid, averaging 5 points, 2 rebounds and 43%(!) from 3. His recent play for team Nigeria in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers has garnered some significant buzz. His scoring ability will be valuable as his minutes increase next season.

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Jordan Nwora Will Return For His Sophomore Season

 

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After last week’s introductory press conference of Chris Mack, Jordan Nwora told the media that he wanted to stay at the University of Louisville. He just needed to talk to Coach Mack by himself and have Coach Mack talk to his parents. He wanted to start building that trust. After things have started to settle down, Jordan’s dad did confirm that he will return next season. According to Jeff Greer, Jordan Nwora reached double digits in scoring 9 times this season, that is a number that is sure to increase next season as he will more than likely become a key player on the UofL roster.

Jordan Nwora Named ACC Rookie Of The Week

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

Louisvilles Jordan Nwora Selected ACC Rookie of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville freshman forward Jordan Nwora has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week.

Nwora(pronounced WORE-uh)averaged 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, shot 59.1 percent from the field and made 7-of-11 three-pointers (.636) as the Cardinals won two of three games last week, playing an average of 16 minutes per game.

The 6-8 forward from Buffalo, New York, scored a team-high 16 points with four rebounds and a season-high four steals as Louisville prevailed over Georgia Tech. He made a season-high 5-of-7 three-pointers against the Yellow Jackets. Nwora followed with his eighth double-figure scoring effort of the year with 13 points, six rebounds and two assists while connecting on 5-of-6 field goals as part of a balanced scoring attack as the Cardinals won at Pittsburgh.

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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

Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

Once again we have a report from practice from the anonymous Mr. L. I promise you all it’s not me. As we head towards tonight’s first Red-White game of the 2017-18 season, here are some things from practice this week to look forward to.

Q – becoming more vocal and a very good leader. Playing well and is a complete floor general. Shooting very well also, and has improved his quickness and defense a bit.

Deng – Best nba prospect on the team according to a lot of folks at Pro day. Very good 2-way player on both sides and will be a game changer for the Cards. Attacking on offense!

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

 

 

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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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(Photo Cred: Hoopseen.com)

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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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: