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NBA Summer League Wrap-Up Highlights (Cards Show Out!)

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Here are some of the highlights from the last few days of the NBA Summer League from Las Vegas, Nevada. The highlights come from @UofLFanBase and are very well done.

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Rozier Wins Playing Time?

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Terry Rozier has been absolutely lighting up the courts during the various NBA Summer Leagues this season. In Vegas and in Utah he excelled. Celtics GM Danny Ainge has taken notice:

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Rozier Team High 23 Including Game Winning 3! (Video & Comments From Rozier)

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I will just let the announcers do this justice….

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Nunnsense: Rick Pitino Said It And He Might Be Right

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An article published by The Sporting News in June of 2015, talked about Louisville players in the NBA and the lack of staying power despite collegiate success. The article says “Terrence Williams, Samardo Samuels and Chris Smith had their shots. Peyton Siva, the point guard on that championship team, is stuck in the NBA Development League. Francisco Garcia, Pitino’s most successful NBA product, who played 10 years in the league, was waived by the Rockets this season. Of Pitino’s drafted players, three remain in the league: Gorgui Dieng in Minnesota, Russ Smith in Memphis and Earl Clark in Brooklyn. The latter two played a combined 158 minutes last season, while Dieng was a solid role player and occasional starter for the Timberwolves” The article was published prior to the 2015 NBA draft and it wasn’t trying to belittle Louisville but rather it was saying that Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier are the type of players that have staying power in the NBA and they are (as the title of the article states) hoping to rebuild the path to the NBA for Louisville players. Read the rest of this entry

Air Rozier

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Cards are doing well so far in the summer league. Some are shooting full court shots and some are doing this:

UofL Basketball Autograph Signing

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Our guy Tim Barnett from Focus Basketball put this event together. It will be a great time just like everything Tim does. Great value and you get to meet a lot of Cardinal greats.

Go Cards!

His Time Is Now: Terry Rozier

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(via chowderandchampions.com)

 

We talked a few weeks ago about Terry Rozier and his expanded role on the Boston Celtics. My Boston Celtics. It was a role he earned. We talked about every opportunity he earned and took advantage of. This time it is one opportunity that has fallen into his lap. In game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Avery Bradley went down with a hamstring injury. While Marcus Smart will likely start, Terry will more than likely get the rest of the minutes that Smart normally had. Terry talked about this opportunity:

“[R.J.Hunter and I] talked about it all last night,” Rozier said. “Me and him got kind of the same mindset, we just always gotta be ready if our number and name is called. We talked about that a lot last night. We’re confident in each other and we’re always supporting one another because we came in together. We know it’s big for us. These next few days are very important.”

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Terry Rozier: Leaping At His Opportunity

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Terry Rozier has battled this entire season to get on the court and get what’s his. He’s battled up and down the court and is finally shining. As a UofL & Celtics fan I’m so proud of what Terry has accomplished. We aren’t the only one that’s noticed. Here’s an excerpt from ESPN’S Chris Forsberg’s latest article:

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Terry Rozier: Rebounding His Spot

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As a Celtics fan there is nothing more I love than finally drafting a Louisville guy. For years it was uk guy after uk guy after uk guy. You get the picture. It was June 24th, 2015 and I was at my parents house for our weekly family dinner. I rushed to the living room to see when we picked. The names on the best 10 available were Montrezl and another PF that I believe was from Cal. The pick came in. I had just listened to reports that said: Terry Rozier has fallen deep into the second round. So it was a shock to me not because of his talent but because of the experts. We selected Terry Rozier with the 16th pick of the NBA Draft. It finally happened.

 

The next day came and the Celtics were the most criticized team from the draft. Bleacher Report slammed and criticized the move. You could tell this wasn’t going to be an easy road. I knew if anyone was going to make it though it would be Rozier. His story that we heard before he came here let me know he was built tough. He had a rough road so far this season. He was sent to the D-league multiple times this year. Many people would have given up. Not Terry Rozier. We are heading towards the playoffs and who is finally starting to make waves? You guessed it: Terry Rozier. You have to be able to maximize on opportunities. When Jae Crowder went down with an ankle injury, Terry came in and made a difference. I know what you are saying if you don’t follow him closely. Wow! he must be scoring a ton of points! That’s the surprising part though. Terry is making a name for himself doing the other thing he did well at Louisville, rebounding. I will be watching the rest of the year wishing for nothing but the best for the Celtics and my Cardinal Forever as well. I am glad he is finally showing the world what I knew all along. This kid can play!

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Terry Rozier: Nasty! (Video With Comments From Teammates)

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

First off let me speak on this before I hand it over. I grew up in a multi-cultural neighborhood. When I would go over to my friends house to play I always was fed 2 things that never went together. It was always: Go look in the fridge and whatever is there, that’s lunch. It never failed. Noodles & Syrup, Ketchup & Chips, Bologna with everything. Some were good and some were not. But in all of my life, never have I ever been offered or forced to eat anything close to what Terry Rozier has concocted. NEVER. Lol.

via Hoopshype

Celtics guard Terry Rozier went to The Starters show last summer and fixed himself a terrible-looking spaghetti sandwich in front of the cameras. It included ranch dressing and sugar. It was all around bad.

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Trez impresses in debut; Rozier scores 22 in NBA Summer League action

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It was a nice night for former Cardinals in the NBA Summer League on Sunday, and a former Notre Dame player continued the tradition of getting dunked on by a Louisville player. Montrezl Harrell made his summer league debut, Terry Rozier led the Celtics in scoring, and Wayne Blackshear made the most of his minutes last night. Here is how they did…

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Cards in the NBA Summer League update: Friday morning

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Five former Cards were in action yesterday in the NBA Summer League. Here is how each of them did.

Russ Smith – Memphis Grizzlies

Russ had another solid game with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, and 5 turnovers. He was 4-10 from the field and 9-9 from the free throw line. Memphis beat Oklahoma City 87-81.

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Cards in the NBA Summer League Update: Wednesday morning

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Yesterday was a pretty eventful day for former Louisville Cardinals in the NBA Summer League. Russ Smith hit a game winning shot against Peyton Siva’s team, and Terry Rozier led the Celtics in scoring. Not a bad day. Here are the stats…

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Cards in the NBA Summer League update: Tuesday morning

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NBA.com

There are six former Louisville Cardinals participating in the NBA Summer League: Russ Smith, Peyton Siva, Earl Clark, Terry Rozier, Wayne Blackshear, and Montrezl Harrell. Here is just a little update on how the guys have done that have begun playing.

Russ Smith – Memphis Grizzlies

Through two games with the Memphis Grizzlies, Russ is off to a very good start. The summer league is usually where guys are trying to show that they belong in the NBA by scoring…a lot. You won’t find too much passing. For someone who can score at will, Russ is making the effort to pass the ball. He leads the team with 7.5 assists per game. The next highest is Andrew Harrison at 2.5 per game. Some other stats:

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Montrezl Harrell’s post-Louisville career off to a weird start

Photo: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Even if things are a big deal, I usually downplay them and talk about why they aren’t. If everyone else gets riled up about a story, that is usually when I back away from it and just move on, to be different I guess. So I am not one to see something little and blow it out of proportion. But there has been something lately that just strikes me as “weird” I guess. The difference in Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell since the NBA Draft and the way that Rick Pitino has talked about each one has been very noticeable.

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Graphic of Louisville’s 22 First Round NBA Draft Picks

This is a pretty cool graphic that shows all 22 first round NBA draft picks in UofL history. We have only had one #1 pick and that was Pervis Ellison back in 1989. Three times, we have had two first round picks. 2009 was Terrence Williams and Earl Clark. 1994 was Clifford Rozier and Greg Minor. 1989 was Pervis Ellison and Kenny Payne. A lot of history and great players all on one picture here. As always, Go Cards!

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 6/27/15

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On the latest episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville, Pete Nochta joined Steve and myself in studio and sat in with us the whole time. We talk about the NBA Draft, new football uniforms, and the fundraiser at Brownie’s for Pete from the night before. Enjoy!

Pete Nochta

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Louisville: The First Round Draft Pick Factory

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Seems like a cool factory.

Terry Rozier drafted by Boston Celtics 16th overall

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

If there is anyone that used the workouts with NBA teams to improve his draft stock, it was Terry Rozier. Thought to be a second rounder, Rozier worked his way up in the months leading up to the draft to maybe the mid-late 20s in the first round. He impressed the Boston Celtics even more than that, as they took him with the 16th pick overall.

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Terry Rozier NBA Draft Hype Video

NBA Draft is Thursday June 25.