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UofL Bookstore To Host Donovan Mitchell Autograph Session

Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

It was announced today that Donovan Mitchell will be at the UofL Bookstore signing autographs on September 16th. The exact time should be announced in the coming days!

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Donovan Mitchell And Mangok Mathiang Autograph Sessions This Weekend

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Courtesy of the Courier Journal

CARDS FANS! Come to Charlie Wilson’s THIS SATURDAY to get your autograph and photo taken with former UofL basketball greats AND future NBA all stars Donovan Mitchell & Mangok Mathiang!
When: Saturday, August 26 from 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: Charlie Wilson’s Appliance, TV & Mattresses in Clarksville (one autograph per person please)

Donovan Mitchell and Mangok Mathiang will also be at Dicks Sporting Goods at Oxmoor Mall this Saturday from 2-4 PM signing autographs. Stop by and say hi to these former Cardinals.

Donovan Mitchell Sits Down With SLAM Magazine And Talks Jazz, Baseball And More

 

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Donovan Mitchell is a name you hear on the streets of Louisville, and it is always greeted with a smile. His fierce athleticism and humble attitude made him a fan favorite during his two years here at the University of Louisville. Donovan was drafted number 13 overall to the Utah Jazz in this past NBA drat. SLAM Magazine’s Peter Walsh recently sat down with Mitchell to talk about life. You can read below what Donovan thinks about his Adidas shoe deal, baseball and how quickly life changed.

The Future Of Donovan Mitchell

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Photo: Jeff Nunn

As I stared down at the court inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse after the 73-69 loss to Michigan, I felt sad, mad, disappointed and hurt. I stood there in disbelief thinking about what could have been. Then I started thinking about what the players were feeling. You know, the guys who actually put in the hard work and played their hearts out to get this far. They were probably 100 times more upset than I was. Imagine being that upset and disappointed and then having a microphone shoved in your face asking you about the future. Your answer would probably be an “in the moment” response and not a well thought out one.

Moments after walking off the court, Donovan Mitchell was asked if he would be going to the NBA or returning for his junior year at Louisville. His response to the reporters was “I can’t wait to win a national championship next year.” That was exactly what every Louisville fan wanted to hear. However, there is still a lot of time to change his mind. Underclassmen have till April 23rd for the early entry deadline for the NBA draft. If he decides to enter and doesn’t hire an agent, he has until May 24 to withdraw his name and return to school. Mitchell’s mom said that they would discuss his future as a family.

Rick Pitino said in a radio interview on 93.9 The Ville, that he told Mitchell, “If you want to go out there and work out for pro teams, I’d like to see you do it because it’ll make you better.”

Regardless of what he decides, he still loves the University of Louisville and he proved it last night as he (and a few other players) attended and cheered for the women’s team as they beat Tennessee to advance to the Sweet 16.

 

All ACC Teams & POY Revealed!

Dec 16, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks against Kennesaw State Owls guard Yonel Brown (4) during the second half at KFC Yum! Center. Louisville defeated Kennesaw State 94-57. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

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UofL Basketball SID

Mar. 05, 2017 Men’s Basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference five-man first team in a vote by league coaches and media.

 

The Greenwich, Conn. product was also selected to the ACC All-Defensive team after leading the conference in steals (66, 2.13 per game, 18th in the nation). He is within eight steals of the UofL top ten for a season.

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Louisville Vs Notre Dame Post Game Pressers

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Here are the Pressers from after the Louisville-ND game.

Rick Pitino

 

Mangok Mathiang

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Quentin Snider

Louisville Vs Syracuse Postgame Pressers

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Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino

 

Quentin Snider

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Anas Mahmoud

UofL-Virginia Tech Postgame Pressers

Photo: Syracuse.com

Photo: Syracuse.com

No real reason for the picture, just wanted sweats a lot in the post. I thought I sweat a lot. You are the sweat king. Here are the Pressers:

Head Coach Rick Pitino

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Quentin Snider

 

Ryan McMahon

 

Louisville/Clemson Post-Game Pressers & Wrap-Up

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Highlights from the ACC Digital Network:

Pressers:

Head Coach Rick Pitino

 

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UL-Duke Post-Game Pressers & Wrap-Up

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Wrap up by @theACCDN

 

Rick Pitino

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Anas Mahmoud

 

Quentin Snider

 

UofL-Pitt Postgame Recap & Pressers

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

 

Highlights (Via @theACCDN)

 

Head Coach Rick Pitino

 

Donovan Mitchell

 

Quentin Snider

 

Mangok Mathiang

 

UofL Basketball Post-Game Pressers

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Here are reactions from the Head Coach of the University of Louisville Rick Pitino and his players after their victory over Southern Illinois.

 

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Donovan Mitchell

 

Jaylen Johnson

 

Deng Adel

 

Louisville Men’s Basketball Press Conference: Evansville

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Here are the videos from after tonight’s win vs Evansville, marking the 100th victory in the KFC Yum! Center

Head Coach Rick Pitino

Donovan Mitchell

Jaylen Johnson

Anas Mahmoud

Bellarmine Post Game Press Conference

Photo: YouTube.com

Photo: YouTube.com

Here are clips from Head Coach Rick Pitino & the team after their exhibition victory over Bellarmine.

Rick Pitino

Donovan Mitchell

Tony Hicks

Jaylen Johnson

UofL Basketball Media Day 2016 (Video)

 

(Photo Cred: Scott Utterback)

(Photo Cred: Scott Utterback)

Here are videos from UofL Men’s Basketball Media Day. Enjoy!

Donovan Mitchell

Quentin Snider

V.J. King

Mango Mathiang

The Bright Side Of The Rivalry

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The rivalry can bring out the best of us. The rivalry can bring out the worst of us. You just never know what’s gonna happen or be said when we start rivalring (not a word) . One thing you never expect is respect. When you think Donovan Mitchell you do think respect. That’s why the following message from him to a certain cat should not be a surprise:

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Awesome Pic From D-Mitch

Sometimes you just see cool things on the net. This was one of those times. I just wanted to share. Go Cards!

Blessed by the man above 🙏🏾💯🏀

A post shared by Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) on

ACC Dunk Of The Year Winner: Donovan Mitchell

Photo: YouTube.com

Photo: YouTube.com

If you watched Donovan Mitchell at any point before he got to Louisville then you knew he could dunk. You knew he was creative and you knew he had raw talent. This season may have not been super productive for the UofL Freshman but he had a highlight reels worth of dunks this season. He was featured in a ton od Dunkuary episodes on Youtube for the ACC Digital Network. They did a dunks of the year episode and guess who won? Oh yeah, I already told you…my bad. Maybe you will be surprised by which one won it, I was. Enjoy!

Coach Pitino Looking Ahead To Next Year?

AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser

AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser

Today was the ACC Basketball Teleconference and here are a few takes from it:

  •  Coach said ” I would like to use the final six games to get more playing time for Donovan Mitchell, Anas Mahmoud and Deng Adel for next season.
  • Rick Pitino said that his players were handling themselves well and relying on their team’s chemistry to carry their spirits through a tough time.
  • “The guys played really hard the last two games, but you can see it’s weighing on them a little bit, emotionally, that they aren’t going to play in the tournament,we’re just trying to keep our perspective, keep working hard.”

Just a few nuggets for you. Seems like coach already has a battle plan for next year. Does this mean Rick believes he will be back? I for one hope so. The Cards (19-6, 8-4 ACC) play Syracuse (18-8, 8-5 ACC) Wednesday night at 7PM on ESPN.

Go Cards!

CardinalSportsZone Podcast 4/3/15: Possible Roster Changes And Football!!

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If you didn’t or couldn’t listen to the CardinalSportsZone podcast live today, it’s available here! We go over subtractions and possible additions to the Basketball roster, spring Football and maybe who will be next years Top Gun? We have a new podcast tab where all episodes will be kept. You can also favorite CardinalSportsZone.com/podcast in your browser. The CardinalSportsZone podcast is available on iTunes! Click on the badge below to subscribe today! Call in to the show on Monday’s and Friday’s at our regular time of noon at (914) 338-0180.

As always we hope you enjoy todays episode of the CardinalSportsZone Podcast:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2015/04/03/cardinalsportszone-podcast-4315

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