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A Cardinal Returns To The Nest: Akoy Agau Is Back At UofL

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Photo Courtesy of scout.com and 247sports.com

A prodigal son has returned to UofL Basketball; a player long forgotten after he transferred to Georgetown. Chris Mack has brought back Akoy Agau as a grad transfer. So, Agau’s career has now come full circle and shall end where it began. This has been in the works for a few weeks.

Agau, a 6’8 230 lbs F from NE, played at UofL for 2 seasons. While he did show a little promise in very limited playing time, he never quite capitalized on it.

The inability of Agau to reach his potential likely has to do with two issues. The first is Agau having to battle Montrezl Harrell for playing time. Obviously, it was a losing battle for him competing against a future pro for playing time.

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Donovan Mitchell On The JJ Redick Podcast

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Donovan Mitchell recently sat down with JJ Redick to discuss all things NBA. How was his draft day experience? Why Donovan is so determined to continue to give back? Take a listen below to find out more!

Photo Gallery: Darius Perry 17-18

Darius Perry will enter his second year at Louisville after playing in 36 games as a freshman. He shot 84% from the free throw line and ended the year averaging more assists than turnovers. Darius will be a very important piece of the rotation as a sophomore and will undoubtedly fight for a starting role.

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How UofL Recruiting Targets Did At NBPA Top 100 Camp

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UofL basketball had one commit and several top recruiting targets participate in the annual NBPA Top 100 Camp this weekend; players UofL has been recruiting hard or that have visited campus.

We will give a run down of each player, their stats for the weekend, and each player’s best game.

*All stats courtesy of basketball.exposureevents.com or prepcircuit.com 

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Peyton Siva’s Highlights From His Season With Alba Berlin

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Cardinal forever, Peyton Siva just finished up his season with Alba Berlin. If you need some basketball to help get you through this dead period, this is the perfect solution!

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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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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!

2019 4 Star Forward Visiting UofL

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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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Louisville To Host Michigan State In 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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According to John Rothstein Louisville will host Michigan State in this year’s 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge!

This has now become officially official as both the UofL Men’s Basketball Twitter Account and ACC Men’s Basketball Twitter Account are both confirming UofL is indeed hosting Michigan State this season for the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The game is scheduled for Tuesday 11/27 and has the potential to be a Top 25 matchup. A tip-off time and TV network have yet to be determined for the game according to UofL.

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.

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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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)