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Louisville Women’s Basketball Eyeing Top 10 2019 Recruit

Rickea Jackson

Photo Courtesy of Rickea Jackson’s Twitter Account (@iamthathooper)

Here Ye! Here Ye! Look who’s coming down the pipe this time. Jeff Walz and your UofL women’s basketball staff are at it again. This time, they are knocking on the door of 5 star 6’3 wing Ms Rickea Jackson. Could this be a good time now to mention she’s 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 – she’s 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 she’s spectacular in just about every phase of the game (passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defense). 

Louisville isn’t looking to rebuild anymore: they are in reload mode. There is no better weapon to reload with other than Rickea Jackson!

Jackson’s athleticism is second to none. With her 6’3 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 6’3. 

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UofL Women’s Basketball Is Battling UConn For Super Talented 2019 4 Star Wing

Aubrey Griffin

Photo Courtesy of Dan Ricci

It’s no doubt that Louisville’s Women’s basketball program has experienced a meteoric explosion in it’s 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 nation’s elite teams.

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Jeff Walz’s Daughter Steals The Show

Jeff Walz


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.

Jeff Walz Picks Up A Commitment From Highly Touted CA Forward

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UofL Women’s Basketball Coach Jeff Walz picked up a huge commitment yesterday from 2019 prospect Ramani Parker.

Parker is a 6’4 F/C from Central High School in Fresno, CA. She is ranked the 11th best F in the nation and is ranked 58th overall prospect in ESPN/HoopGurlz Super 60 rankings. She had offers from Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA, and Duke, among others.

CSZ Recruiting Contributor/Evaluator Sam Basden had this to say about Parker after watching her highlights:

She is a great shot blocker, really nice anticipation. (She) Can make the outlet passes to start breaks.

She can definitely be used as a stretch big, good lateral quickness for her size.

She’s also a quick second leaper.

(Parker) Does a great job of keeping the ball high so shorter defenders can’t get to it.

I watched some of her highlights as well and I’ll add a couple of things to Sam’s observations:

Parker seems to be a really good shooter with a pure stroke, a tough rebounder, and good finisher down low. She also has pretty good ball handling skills. Parker reminds me a lot of current Card Myisha Hines-Allen.

All in all, Walz found another gem and continues to recruit at insane levels.

Check out some of Parker’s highlights below from Hudl.

The Barbour Shop: Time To Recognize The Best Team On Campus Right Now-UofL Women’s Basketball

After a holiday slumber, the Barbour Shop is back open. The hot topic in the shop today is UofL women’s basketball and I have to say that UofL women’s basketball is the best team at UofL right now. I repeat, UofL women’s basketball is the best team at UofL right now. That’s right, I just typed that. Not to mention that it’s hard to argue that Jeff Walz isn’t the best coach on campus right now because wait for it….he is!

The drubbing of 2nd ranked Notre Dame was the nation’s introduction to a very special team of young women. For some UofL fans, it may have been their introduction as well. It was exciting basketball. The player movement, the passing, the shooting, the incredible defense; it was a gorgeous display of the game of basketball.

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WBB: Conference Scheduled Released

Photo Credit: UofL Athletics

The 2018 ACC women’s basketball schedule has been released.

The Cardinals kick off the conference slate on December 29th at Georgia Tech.

Louisville will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on January 11th and Florida State on January 21st.

Check out the press release by clicking here.

Complete Visitor List For Saturday’s Game Versus Clemson

This huge weekend for Cardinal Athletics. GameDay is Coming, Blackout, 8:00 Kickoff, & much more. This weekend is also a HUGE recruiting weekend.

(More names added as we get them)

Men’s Basketball:

Darius Days

Balsa Koprivica

Romeo Langford

David Johnson



Yr-Name-Position-High School-St


2018 Chandler Jones CB Miami Central HS FL*

2018 Robert Hicks ILB Miami Central HS FL*

2018 Mike Boykin DE Mississippi Gulf Coast CC MS*

2018 Jarek Campbell SA Riverdale TN

2018 Thurman Geathers DE North Cobb HS GA

2018 Javian Hawkins RB Cocoa HS FL

2018 Jarrett Jackson ATH Palm Beach Gardens HS FL

2018 Telly Plummer SAF Langston Hughes GA

2018 Jordan Travis QB The Benjamin School FL


Official Visit

2018 Nik Bonitto OLB St Thomas Aquinas HS FL*

  • Chandler Jones & Robert Hicks also on OV


2019 Shawnkel Knight-Goff ATH DOSS HS KY

2018 Gerry Bohanon QB Earle HS AR

2018 CJ Bolar WR Purvis HS MS

2018 Gurvan Hall SF Palm Beach Gardens FL

2018 Tank Jenkins OT Park Crossing AL

2018 Malik Langham DE AL

2018 Kristian Pechac RB Bloomington South HS IN

2018 Joseph Scates WR Dunbar OH

2018 Jackson Sirmon ILB Brentwood Academy TN

2018 Alontae Taylor QB Coffee County TN

2018 Kory Taylor WR Hillard-Bradley HS OH

2019 Tony Amerson RB St James School AL

2019 David Bell WR Warren Central IN

2019 Tanner Bowles OL Glasgow HS KY

2019 Logan Brown OT East Kentwood HS MI

2019 DeWayne Carter DT Pickerington Central HS OH

2019 Shammond Cooper LB Trinity Ctholic HS MO

2019 Moses Douglas SAF Springfield OH

2019 M.J. Griffin ATH Saline HS MI

2019 Bryan Hudson OL Scott County HS KY

2019 Karter Johnson DT Gahanna Lincoln OH

2019 Rashean Lynn SAF Cocoa HS FL

2019 Tymon Mitchell DT Frankilin Road Academy TN

2019 Adonis Otey CB Blackman IN

2019 Aidan Robbins RB Manual HS KY

2019 Kendrell Scurry WR Independance HS TN

2019 Garrett Shrader QB Charlotte Christian HS NC

2019 Mazi Smith DT East Kentwood HS MI

2019 Marcus Washington WR Trinity Catholic HS MO

2019 Jashon Watkins SAF East Nashville TN

2019 J.J. Weaver DE Moore HS KY

2019 Lance Wilhoite WR Franklin Road Academy TN

2019 Isaiah Williams QB Trinity Catholic HS MO

2019 Milton Wright WR CAL HS KY

2019 Elijah Young WR South-Doyle HS TN

2020 Griffin Brewster QB Darlington School HS GA

2020 Dawson Ellington ATH Mariette HS GA

2020 Reggie Grimes RB Mount Juliet TN

2020 Ryan Jackson DT Friendship Christian HS TN

2020 Octavious Oxendine DT North Hardin HS FL

2020 Vito Tisdale CB Bowling Green HS KY


More Visitors Below!!!!

(Unofficial Football, Women’s Basketball)

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New Post-Season Uniforms Officially Revealed For UofL Men’s & Women’s Teams


After a week of speculation and accidental leak, Adidas officially revealed ALL of the post-season uniforms for it’s teams participating in tournaments the next month.

AP Poll (2/20/17) Women’s Basketball


Here’s where the Women’s team ended up this week in the new rankings:

1 UConn 26-0 825 33 33 1
2 Maryland 26-1 788 0 33 2
3 Mississippi State 27-1 755 0 33 3
4 Baylor 25-2 731 0 33 4
5 Notre Dame 25-3 682 0 33 7
6 Texas 21-5 608 0 33 8
7 South Carolina 22-4 602 0 33 6
8 Florida State 24-4 583 0 33 4
8 Stanford 24-4 583 0 33 10
10 Oregon State 25-3 528 0 33 11
11 Washington 25-4 494 0 33 9
12 Ohio State 23-5 469 0 33 12
13 Duke 24-4 467 0 33 13
14 Louisville 23-6 414 0 33 14
15 UCLA 20-7 350 0 33 18
16 Oklahoma 21-6 340 0 33 19
17 Miami (FL) 19-7 274 0 33 16
18 North Carolina State 20-7 232 0 30 15
19 DePaul 22-6 208 0 31 17
20 Syracuse 18-9 162 0 30 21
21 Drake 22-4 123 0 31 25
22 Kentucky 19-8 110 0 25 NR
23 Temple 21-5 99 0 26 NR
24 Missouri 19-9 62 0 16 NR
25 Michigan 21-7 53 0 14 20

Others receiving votes: Kansas State 45, Texas A&M 45, Creighton 32, South Florida 27, Tennessee 9, Belmont 7, Green Bay 4, West Virginia 4, Arizona State 3, Colorado State 2, Tulane 2, LSU 1, Marquette 1, Wright State 1.


Post Game Presser: @UofLWBB Vs GTech

Georgia Tech


Louisville Head Coach Jeff Walz


Mariya Moore & Asia Durr

Myisha Hines-Allen Named ACC Co-Player Of The Week



Myisha Hines-Allen was named ACC Womens Basketball co-Player of the Week! She averaged 21 points,  13 rebounds, 3 steals & 2.5 assists per game.

Pitt Post-Game Pressers

Jeff Walz

Jeff Walz


Jazmine Jones & Mariya Moore


UofL Womens Basketball Vs #25 Syracuse Pressers

Jeff Walz

Jeff Walz

Asia Durr

Myisha Hines-Allen & Mariya Moore

USA Today Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll


Here is the first rankings of the season for Women’s College Basketball. Cards are 1 of 5 teams from the ACC.



1 Connecticut 38-0
2 Notre Dame 33-2
3 South Carolina 33-2
4 Baylor 36-2
5 Maryland 31-4
6 Texas 31-5
6 Ohio St. 26-8
8 Louisville 26-8
9 UCLA 26-9
10 Stanford 27-8
11 Mississippi St. 28-8
12 Florida St. 25-8
13 Syracuse 30-8
14 Tennessee 22-14
15 Washington 26-11
16 Arizona State 26-7
17 Oregon St. 32-5
18 Oklahoma 22-11
19 Kentucky 25-8
20 Miami-Florida 24-9
21 DePaul 27-9
22 Michigan St 25-9
23 Texas A&M 22-10
24 Florida 22-9
25 West Virginia 25-10

UofL Women’s Basketball Media Day



Here is video from today’s Women’s Basketball Media Day. Enjoy!

UofL’s Myisha Hines-Allen Named First Team All-American


(Press Release)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Myisha Hines-Allen‘s single-game performances and season statistics certainly are warranting of postseason accolades.

The sophomore on Thursday afternoon was named to the five-member College Sports Madness All-America first team. The honor comes days after she was selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference all-Tournament Team and nearly a week from being voted the ACC Player of the Year.

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Louisville Women’s Basketball Selection Show Info



(Press Release)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville women’s basketball team is marching toward its sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and fans are encouraged to join the Cardinals in watching the NCAA Selection Show on Monday at The Sports and Social Club.

Admission to the venue on 4th Street is free, and doors open at 6 p.m. Free parking is available at the 4th Street garage (access from 5th Street), and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Food and drink specials will be available for those wearing Louisville gear.

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Hines-Allen, Moore, Durr Earn Coaches’ ACC Honors


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville women’s basketball’s Myisha Hines-Allen, Mariya Moore, and Asia Durr collected more postseason accolades from the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday, league officials announced.

Sophomores Hines-Allen and Moore, who were named to the Blue Ribbon Panel all-ACC first team, earned conference first-team honors as selected by the 15 head coaches. Durr was named to the coaches’ all-freshman team, an honor she also was chosen for by the league’s media and sports information directors.

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No. 7 Louisville Exits Stage Left As No 17 Syracuse Keeps On Dancing

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The zone Syracuse played made it tough for Louisville to penetrate. Asia Durr was able to hit four treys though as she scored a career high 23. ACC player of the year Myisha Hines-Allen showed up again with 27 points, 13 rebounds. The Orange however, got key play from Cornelia Fondren and Alexis Peterson once again brought her A game. Syracuse advances to first conference championship for the first time since 1988

Greensboro, NC — The No. 7 Louisville Cardinals battled the No. 17 Syracuse Orange, but the Cardinals came up short in an 80-75 decision.

“We did not come out and play like I thought we would,” Louisville head coach Jeff Walz told the media, “We did not follow a scouting report and, unfortunately, we’re not good enough to just come out and play without following a scout.”

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Hines-Allen Pulls No. 7 Cardinals Into ACC Semifinals


Greensboro, NC — Myisha Hines-Allen wore her dancing shoes and lead the Cardinals to a 60-50 victory over Georgia Tech.

“We knew it was going to be a battle,” Louisville Coach Jeff Walz told the media, “They play hard, they play physical, and they’re a very good basketball team. We’d like to congratulate them. It was a battle for sure. There’s no question about it. And we knew it was going to be.”

The Cardinals won the tip, and Mariya Moore drove to the bucket for two. An early foul by Imani Tilford sent Arica Carter to the line to hit one of two and put the Cardinals up early, 3-0.

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