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RICK PITINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Four Star Guard Donovan Mitchell Will Visit Louisville Next Week

Photo | 247 Sports When referring to the top targets for Rick Pitino and his staff in the 2015 class, Donovan Mitchell isn’t a name you’ve been hearing for very long. But the New York City native has had a sensational summer and the Louisville staff took notice. Heading into the July open contact periods it appeared that the staff had identified which prospects they would heavily...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitino’s Top Target Trims His List To Seven

Photo | Nike EYBL If you follow Louisville basketball recruiting then you’re well aware of who Antonio Blakeney. The Florida native was one of the first prospects from the 2015 recruiting class that picked up a scholarship offer from Louisville. He’s been a top target for Pitino and staff for the past year. With two commitments now on board for Louisville, the staff has now shifted...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 7-foot-4 Christ Koumadje Plans To Visit Louisville

Photo | 247 Sports With two seven-footers brought in with the 2014 recruiting class, the center position wasn’t thought to be a top priority for Rick Pitino and his staff in 2015. At the moment, Louisville has two commitments – small forward Deng Adel and power forward Ray Spalding. The staff has shifted a lot of their attention to five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney. While...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino vs. Pitino series looming? 'Not really'

A tweet from ESPN's Jeff Goodman on Tuesday night said that Rick Pitino's University of Louisville was planning a future home-and-home basketball series with his son Richard's program at the University of Minnesota. But Rick Pitino, asked on Wednesday if he and his son were having such discussions, said, "Not really." The teams do meet in the season opener...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Blakeney Put On A Show In Front Of Rick Pitino This Morning

Photo | Orlando Sentinel With the AAU Nationals being held in Louisville this year, some of the top college basketball coaches from around the country have traveled to the Derby City to check out the elite amateur talent. With this event basically being in his backyard, it should come as no surprise that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was on hand for the Thursday morning games...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Maker’s Mark Will Produce A Special Bourbon Bottle For Louisville AD Tom Jurich

Maker’s Mark has made special limited-edition bottles of bourbon for two people within Louisville’s athletics department: head basketball coach Rick Pitino, and former head football coach Charlie Strong. Now, Maker’s Mark has decided to add another person to its line of special Louisville bottles in Director of Athletics Tom Jurich. Jurich bottle pic.twitter.com/sdbHFAN1s4...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Raymond Spalding makes hometown pledge to Louisville

Head coach Rick Pitino is loading up on big men as he prepares his Louisville Cardinals to go to war in the ACC. After landing four players taller than 6′-9″ in their 2014 recruiting class, the Cardinals have a second forward committed for 2015. Raymond Spalding, a 6′-9″ power forward from Trinity (KY), committed to the ...
Via Hoopniks
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville's Rick Pitino: I can go for a long time

Rick Pitino's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday he "can go for a long time" thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that's preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino on Chris Jones: As good a guard as I've coached

Rick Pitino has coached some pretty good guards during his nearly 40-year career in college basketball.  Recently at Louisville, there was Russ Smith, the two-time All-American, and Peyton Siva, the point guard who led the Cardinals to a national championship in 2013. He had a host of talented players at Kentucky, too, the school with which he won it all in 1998.  A player currently...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: Kentucky likes college hoops more than North Carolina

When you think of where college basketball is most popular, what areas come to mind?  Surely, Tobacco Road, home to North Carolina, Duke, North Carolina State, and Wake Forest. The Atlantic Coast Conference has long led the way in the college basketball world, and the conference’s heart is in the state of North Carolina.  Rick Pitino thinks otherwise, though.  Q&A with...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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