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Photo Gallery: Ryan McMahon 17-18

McMahon sat out the beginning of the 17-18 season due to injury. He finished the season appearing in 29 games, shooting 84% from the free throw line, and 40% from 3. He will look to have an increased impact this year with the departure of Quentin Snider.

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Photo Gallery: Asia Durr 17-18

Asia enters her senior year as one of the best players in the country. Last year’s ACC player of the year will break into the 2,000 point club this season. In the 17-18 season she averaged almost 19 a game, while shooting 40% from 3 and 80 percent from the free throw line. She will again be an integral part of a team that is seeking their first national championship.

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Top UofL Basketball Recruiting Target Impresses During First Day Of NBPA Top 100 Camp

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Photo Courtesy of Billy Embody, 247sports.com

Day one of the annual NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, VA wrapped up last night. 4 Star G Jahmius Ramsey, one of Coach Chris Mack’s top targets, impressed the recruiting folks at 247sports.com.

Here’s what the article had to say about Ramsey after day 1:

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Coach Walz Receives Revised Contract

All Hail, Vince Tyra.

In his first year – actually first few months – the Louisville Athletic Director has secured a five star head Basketball Coach in Chris Mack, revised the contracts of both Ken Lolla and Dan McDonnell. Now, Tyra has ensured Louisville’s Jeff Walz will remain with the Cardinals.

The University of Louisville’s Athletic Association personnel committee approved a contract extension for Louisville Basketball head Coach Jeff Walz.

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3rd Annual Russdiculous Golf Scramble

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The one and only, Russ Smith will be hosting his 3rd annual golf scramble on June 25th. Benefits will go to King Elementary ‘s Russdiculous reads program. Go to Russsmithfoundation.org for more information! More details to come!

Two 2019 UofL Basketball Recruiting Targets Visited Campus; Jahmius Ramsey Update

Two new 2019 players are on the radar for UofL Coach Chris Mack and staff; Jason Jitoboh a C out of Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, TN and G Harlond Beverly out of Southfield Christian Academy in Southfield, MI. Beverly visited last Saturday and Jitoboh visited Thursday.

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Photo Courtesy of Jason Jitoboh’s Twitter Account (@JasonJitoboh)

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Cardinal Forever, Greg Minor, Reflects On His Time At UofL

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Greg Minor recently sat down with Drew Stephens and discussed his time at UofL, time in the NBA, the injury and what he has been up to lately. Take a look below for the full story!

“Trusting your gut instincts is one of the more important keys to life, from my experience. Knowing what I know now, my late teens and early 20s were full of optimism and life choices that counter trusting your gut. Selecting the University of Louisville was purely trusting my gut instincts. It was the right choice looking back…”

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Donovan Mitchell Joins The Woj Pod

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Donovan Mitchell may have enjoyed a few days in the Bahamas after his rookie season ended, but besides that, he has not slowed down at all. He recently joined Adrian Wojnarowski with Sports Center to discuss his breakout season, learning to be the franchise player and even some free agency talk. Take a listen below.

UofL VS WKU To Tip Off In Nashville In 2019

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According to John Rothstein, Louisville and Western Kentucky will begin a four-year series at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Dec. 20, 2019.

As more details are released, Cardinal Sports Zone will have the information at your finger tips!

Cards Add Richmond Grad Transfer Khwan Fore

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On Saturday Afternoon, Coach Chris Mack and staff received word that Richmond grad transfer Khwan Fore will be wearing a Cardinal uniform this upcoming season.

Khwan originally committed to Tennessee in early May as a grad transfer, but has now decided to join the Cardinals instead. Fore is 6-0 guard from Huntsville, Alabama.

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2019 4 Star Forward Visiting UofL

Jaelyn Withers

Photo Courtesy of Phenom Hoop Report Twitter Account (@Phenom_Hoops)

The day after Chris Mack landed a big time CG in Josh Nickelberry, he picks up right where he left off by getting a visit from 2019 4 Star SF Jaelyn Withers.

Withers is a 6’8 212 lbs player out of Huntersville, NC. He plays for North Mecklenburg High School and for Team Loaded NC on the AAU circuit. He averaged 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game for Team Loaded NC during the 2018 Adidas Gauntlet.

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Donovan Mitchell Named Top Rookie In Players Voice Awards

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The people who know the game the best, have spoken. Donovan Mitchell was named “Leader of The New School” (aka Rookie of the Year) by his peers in this year’s Player’s Voice Awards. Now we just wait to see the media follows suit.

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No Moral Victories For Donovan Mitchell

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Donovan Mitchell had the rookie season most players can only dream of. While he took the league by storm and quickly became the face of the Utah Jazz, it wasn’t enough. He wanted to bring a trophy back to Salt Lake. Below, you will find an open letter he wrote to Jazz fans courtesy of the Players Tribune. As expected, it is wonderful.

NCAA Reprimands Coach Jeff Walz

Today in laughable NCAA news: The NCAA has reprimanded Louisville head coach Jeff Walz.

According to the release, Coach Walz directed, “inappropriate and profane language,” toward committee members and NCAA staff seated at the scorers table during the loss to Mississippi State in the Final Four.

The NCAA has, “publicly reprimanded,” Coach Walz and issued a few laughable penalties. Coach Walz is suspended for the first NCAA post season game and his Final Four per diem allowance will be withheld.

 

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Photo Gallery: Dwayne Sutton 17-187

Dwayne Sutton had a solid year in his first season with the Cardinals. He broke into the starting lineup a few times and was the guy that did everything. His role will surely be increased next season with the departure of several players.

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Donovan Mitchell Rookie Season Highlights (Video)

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Thanks to the Utah Jazz, we can all sit back and watch the awesomeness of  Donovan Mitchell’s rookie season. He was also named to the all-rookie first team in the NBA.

Take a look below!

Lance Thomas Transferring

 

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We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish Lance nothing but the best moving forward.

Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Forward Lance Thomas, who averaged 2.2 points and 1.3 rebounds in 12 games as a freshman at the University of Louisville last season, has been provided his release to transfer to another institution.

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Robbie Valentine Stopped In On Middays With Marques Maybin

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Robbie Valentine was on air with Marques Maybin and Steve Rummage for the Tuesday May 15th edition of Middays with Marques Maybin. They discussed everything from Robbie’s upcoming 33rd (!) annual basketball camps to the type of recruits coach Mack has been bringing in. They also discussed the incredible Donovan Mitchell and the impact he has had on the Louisville and Utah communities thus far. Take a listen below!

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Photo Gallery: VJ King 17-18

Below is a photographic recap of VJ King’s 2017-18 season. VJ started the majority of games for Louisville, but he will be relied upon more in the upcoming season due to the departure of Deng Adel and Quentin Snider.

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2013 Championship Celebration Planned For June

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According to John Lewis with WDRB, cardnation will get their chance to celebrate the 2013 National Championship sometime in June thanks to the Louisville Sports Commission.

**Update**

Venue: 4th Street Live!

Friday June 29, 2018

Doors open at 530pm & runs until 830pm

General admission tickets are $20 per person

Upper & lower level seating tickets are $60 per person (Only 100 available)