–Cardinal fans, let me introduce you to the new Director of Strength and Conditioning Pat Moorer. Moorer comes to Louisville after 10 seasons at the University of South Carolina. Moorer took over as the director of strength and conditioning for the Gamecocks 20 varsity sports, where he managed four strength facilities and eight strength and conditioning coaches. He was the Director of Strength and Conditioning from 1999-2009. If our players can’t get motivated in the weight room for this guy, then we might be in trouble.
—Louisville incoming freshman guard Russ Smith is recovering nicely from minor surgery he underwent at the end of May. Smith had surgery to repair small tears to his medial and lateral meniscus. He will finish rehab at the end of next week, and is expected to be back to 100% by the fourth of July.
–This morning, Jody Demling of the Courier-Journal wrote a great article on Rick Pitino’s 2011 recruiting class. Even without Marquis Teague, and Michael Chandler, Rick still has a chance to land a top 5 class. Louisville has commitments from Chicago forward Wayne Blackshear, a top-10 prospect, Cleveland center Zach Price and Indianapolis forward Ryan Taylor. Price and Taylor are both ranked in the top 100. Bowling Green forward Chane Behanan and Chicago Center Anthony Davis, both 5 star prospects are considering the Louisville, and will visit within the next month. If Pitino can land Behanan and Davis, I wouldn’t be surprised if Louisville and Kentucky battle for the top ranked class of 2011.<