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Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings

Posted on: May 3, 2011 4:12 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

We should have anticipated it when head coach Rick Pitino said he didn’t expect Terrence Jennings to return to the Cardinals, but the decision was made official on Tuesday.

“Everything is looking on the up-and-up right now,” Jennings told C.L. Brown of the Louisville Courier-Journal. “Nobody has given me reason to pull my name out this year.”

Jennings, a 6-foot-9 big man, averaged 9.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks last season. He showed flashes of his potential during one stretch in the middle of Big East play, averaging 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds over six games.

Likely due to his nonexistent back-to-the-basket game and his mediocre rebounding, most mock drafts do not have Jennings being selected in June’s NBA draft. That apparently did not dissuade him.

“Most of the feedback I had gotten from [GMs and scouts] was I might be able to find a spot this year,” Jennings said.

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Louisville won’t miss Jennings that much. The Cardinals have plenty of talent in the low post, led by shot-blocking extraordinaire Gorgui Dieng and ferocious rebounder Rakeem Buckles. Freshmen Chane Behanan and Zach Price are also expected to make an impact. Stephan Van Treese will provide depth.

The perimeter is equally loaded. Peyton Siva returns to man the point, while Kyle Kuric is poised for another breakout season. Mike Marra provides scoring on the wing, and Jared Swopshire will be back from injury. Chris Smith nearly averaged double-figures last year, and McDonald’s All-American Wayne Blackshear is also welcomed into the fold.

Rick Pitino has plenty of options in the cards for next season.

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Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2011 11:54 am
 

Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings




Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings

Patty - why should Pitino face sanctions from the University? He did nothing illegal. He didn't violate any NCAA rules. If he doesn't meet your lofty moral standards, then great, keep it to yourself. And he pays for himself. Most profitable college basketball program in the country beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaach. But we all know the truth behind this: You're a hater and an idiot. 



Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: May 5, 2011 3:07 am
 

Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings

HE'S 23 AND NEEDS TO GET ALONG WITH HIS LIFE!


Patty2
Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: May 5, 2011 12:15 am
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Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings

Terrence Jennings is leaving Louisville, he went to a year of prep school, and would be a senior at 23.  I don't blame him for leaving, because honestly we have a lot coming back and coming in.  From what I understand Gorgui Dieng will now take front stage as the starting center and he is working on his thin frame (already gone from 210 to 235 and climbing).  Freshman Zach Price, and maybe Wake Forest transfer Tony Woods (story there is still a mystery), with Pitino saying 6'9" Stephan VanTreese will slide to another center option.  Although I don't blame Jennings leaving, I seriously don't think he will be drafted and will have to work really hard to make a squad, but as a true Cards fan I wish him all the best.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings

Patty, it was an act of indiscretion over 10 years ago. Pitino had to deal with slander, media, and ignorant fans, and the university decided that they would stand behind him. He's human, he makes mistakes, and judgmental scum like you need to learn when to let the past go.



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings

Get your facts straight, lady. They had sex on a leather bench, not the floor.


Patty2
Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:07 pm
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Since: Apr 19, 2011
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Making the Leap: No turning back for Jennings

Samardo averaged 8 pts a game in his rookie year while providing for his very low-income family.  Hardly a bad decision.


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Since: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:01 pm
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