Here Ye! Here Ye! Look whos coming down the pipe this time. Jeff Walz and your UofL womens basketball staff are at it again. This time, they are knocking on the door of 5 star 63 wing Ms Rickea Jackson. Could this be a good time now to mention shes the number 9 rated player in her class?
Rickea Jackson is the number 9 ranked player in her class for now. She can easily move into a top five spot by the end of her senior year at Detroit Edison Public Academy – shes that good folks. Jackson also has a very impressive list of schools, as she is wanted by just about every Division 1 program.
The do-it-all Jackson is spectacular in the open floor, in fact shes spectacular in just about every phase of the game (passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defense).
Louisville isnt looking to rebuild anymore: they are in reload mode. There is no better weapon to reload with other than Rickea Jackson!
Jacksons athleticism is second to none. With her 63 frame she can do a lot of damage in the post and from the mid range. Rickea also has a nice array of post moves that she can use to counter defenders if they try to smoother her in the mid-range area. The Detroit Edison star is almost an instant mismatch every time she steps on the court. She uses her impressive wingspan to be a force on the defensive end and also on the offensive and defensive boards. Jackson is a quick leaper and has a very quick first step for anyone, despite being 63.
Kylee had a productive year in 2017-18 as she played in 37 games, averaging 5 points and 4 rebounds. She is a weapon from outside, as she shot close to 40% from 3 last year and she creates a match up problem against opposing post players. Look for big things from her next season as a junior.
Its no doubt that Louisvilles Womens basketball program has experienced a meteoric explosion in its rise to national prominence. Accidentally? No. Intentionally? Hell yeah! Louisville has experienced this explosive rise because:
1. They were deliberate in hiring not a good coach; but a great one.
2. The recruitment of quality players with great basketball skills and character.
3. Getting those players with high skill sets drafted into the WNBA.
4. The consistent ability of the coaches and players to secure significant program changing wins against some of the nations elite teams.
As a freshman Dana appeared in all 37 games and was named to the ACC All-Freshman team. She also led all ACC freshman with 3.7 assists per game. She will be an important spark off of the bench as the team chases a national championship.
Jazmine saw her role increase significantly last season, as she ended up starting all 37 games. She averaged 9 points a game on 51% shooting and a positive assist to turnover rate. Her contributions will be key in the pursuit of a national championship next season.
Arica Carter was a steadying force for a run to the Final Four last season. In the 2017-18 season she started all 36 games, shot 40% from 3, and had a 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio. Next season, her senior year, she will be relied on to take care of the ball and get the ball into the hands of her play makers.
Sam Fuerhing was one of the most important players on this year’s Final Four team. She is the toughest player on the court and she is expected to have a big year in her senior season.
Myisha Hines-Allen has completed her basketball career at the University of Louisville. She finishes with over 1,900 points, 43 double-doubles and 124 career starts. She was selected 19th overall in this year’s WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics. Thank you Myisha!
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Louisville women’s basketball continued their march towards a championship with a third round victory over Stanford in Lexington on Friday night. Click Here for full recap.
Couldn’t make it to the game? We got you covered from both ends of the court. Here is another great photo gallery from Jeff Nunn & TJ Barr from Cardinal Sports Zone. Enjoy!
The Cards took care of business on Sunday afternoon. Myisha Hines-Allen, Asia Durr, and Sam Fuehring led the way as the Cards moved on to the Sweet 16. They will play Friday night in Lexington, time TBD.
Check out the full recap: Louisville Advances To Sweet Sixteen Behind Hines-Allen 24
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For the first time in program history, the Louisville Cardinals earned a one seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Cardinals will take on the Lexington Region, which includes the two-seed Baylor, three-seed Tennessee, fifth-seeded Missouri and familiar foe 11-seeded Western Kentucky University.
Louisville, being a top-four seed, gained home court advantage and will host the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Put your PTO or half day requests in now. The Cardinals will tip off tournament play on Friday at Noon against Boise State.
This marks the Cardinals 21st tournament appearance and its eighth consecutive appearance. Louisville, under Coach Jeff Walz, boasts a 23 – 9 tournament record with seven Sweet Sixteens, and two Final Fours in the last nine tournament appearances.
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Jeff Walz may be a future Hall of Fame coach, and one of the best in the game, but his daughter is the real star of the family.
I think we are all scandaled out aren’t we? This week all the hearts of every person that supports the Cardinals were sunk into despair with the revelation we cheated. An assistant coach caught on video and audio recordings arranging to buy a player. A “coach 2” involved that has been reported by numerous outlets as being Rick Pitino. I’m sure most of you feel like I do…defeated.
All of us bought into what Rick was selling. We applauded as he railed against shoe companies in a diatribe a couple of years ago. He claimed he would always run a clean program, and, we had no reason not to believe him. After all, he took that program down the road and cleaned it up after a scandal. Unfortunately, we were apparently bamboozled.
Press release from UofL,
LOUISVILLE, Ky. â University of Louisville womenâs basketballâs Asia Durr and Myisha Hines-Allen accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Womenâs U-23 National Team training camp, the organization announced on Tuesday.
The trials, held July 31 through Aug. 4, are taking place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Read the rest of this entry
Class of 2017 recruits and Louisville signees Lindsey Duvall and Dana Evans have landed on USA Today’s State Players of the Year list, with Duvall named to Kentucky and Evans named to Indiana. The two signees make up a recruiting class for the Cards that is ranked fourth nationally.
Class of 2018 point guard Mykasa RobinsonÂ (@mykasa_baller23) has verbally committed to the Louisville Cardinals. Robinson is the 4th ranked point guard in the class and the 13th ranked overall player by ESPN (96 grade). She is a 5 star prospect & committed to the Cards in a very cool way…
Per Gocards.com –
Coming off his 10th season leading the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, Walz guided the program to its seventh Sweet 16 appearance. He boasts a 263-93 (.739) mark with the Cardinals over that timeframe, directing the program to a pair of national runner-up finishes.
In 2014 and 2015, Walz was selected to serve as an assistant coach with USA Basketball. He helped both teams capture gold medals, going a combined 12-0 in competition.
Louisville, KY — Louisville women’s hoops grabs two more McDonald’s All-Americans.
Late last night, ESPNU announced both the girls and boys selections for the McDonald’s All-American game.
Louisville signees Dana Evans (Gary, IN) and Loretta Kakala (CA) were selected to play in girls game. Evans will represent the East, while Kakala will represent the West.
The duo are the 10th and 11th signees in school history to earn the prestigious distinction. All of which have been recruited by Coach Jeff Walz.
Dana Evans, a 5’6 guard, is a five-star prospect currently ranked seventh overall by espnW HoopGurlz.
Earlier this week, Evans’ was also named to the Naismith High School Girl’s Player of the Year Midseason Team.
Loretta Kakala, a 6’3 forward, is also a five-star recruit currently ranked 25th by espnW HoopGurlz.
The McDonald’s All-American Game is on Wednesday, March 29th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The Cardinalsâ non-league slate includes games against nine 20-win teams.Â
LOUISVILLE, Ky. â As the Cardinals continue to push toward their annual goal of reaching a national championship, the program is going to be tested early this year with one of the strongest nonconference slates in recent history.
The University of Louisville womenâs basketball program on Wednesday announced its non-league schedule that is highlighted by 10 teams that reached postseason play, including nine that logged at least 20 victories last season, and matchups against a pair of NCAA Sweet 16 participants.
Here is the video of the Senior Day festivities for the Men’s team forÂ those of you that didn’t get to see it or want to see it again. Enjoy!
Here’s the Women’s:
*Video Courtesy of UofL