Cardinal Basketball

What Have We Learned This Week?

Cardinal Defensive Tackle Tim High has lost 50 pounds! In hopes of gaining more playing time, Tim High has went from 345 to 295 in just a matter of months. High is a 6’2 senior who transferred to Louisville from UNLV. Courier Journal C.L. Brown Article.

 

–6’1 224 lb. Linebacker Eddie Johnson has committed to play for Charlie Strong. Louisville is the second school to offer Johnson a scholarship, he was rated one of the top 10 sleepers at the Tuscaloosa Nike Camp this spring.

–Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars is an Edgar Sosa Fan. When discussing the Pistons NBA Summer League squad with the Detroit Free Press, Dumars talked a little bit about each player selected and stated that he loves Sosa’s fearless style of play.

John Calipari is more concerned about getting his guys to the NBA rather than hanging banners in Lexington. Calipari was quoted as saying  “I’d like to say it is the biggest day in the history of Kentucky’s program,” [Calipari said]. “… the biggest day for the University of Kentucky.” UK all time leading scorer Dan Issel responded with this “The dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, If the goal is to be a feeder team for the NBA, maybe that was the greatest day. I thought the goal was to win a national championship.

Speaking of Dan Isell, the NBA hall of famer’s 1969 UK All-American ring is being sold on Ebay right now, presumably as part of his bankruptcy proceedings. I offered $1.25, but surprisingly outbid.

 

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