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Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

Posted on: October 16, 2011 11:50 am
Edited on: October 16, 2011 11:51 am
 
By Gary Parrish

LOUISVILLE -- A shoulder injury has Louisville's Wayne Blackshear unable to practice.

But the NCAA Clearinghouse is delaying his college career, too.

"It's just a matter of the Clearinghouse clearing him," Louisville coach Rick Pitino told CBSSports.com, meaning the Clearinghouse hasn't yet cleared the McDonald's All-American to compete as a freshman.

Blackshear is a 6-foot-5 wing from Chicago.

CBSSports.com rated him as the 24th-best prospect in the Class of 2011.

"Yes," Pitino answered when asked if he's optimistic Blackshear will get through the Clearinghouse. "They're being a lot tougher this year than they have been in the past. But Wayne's situation is, I think, pretty good. We are optimistic."

To Pitino's point about the Clearinghouse being "a lot tougher this year," Kansas announced Friday that two of its freshmen -- Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor -- have been ruled ineligible. St. John's has had three heralded freshmen ruled ineligible. UCF's top recruit, Michael Chandler, also failed to make it through the Clearinghouse.

This development is not the first problem with Louisville's recruiting class.

Kevin Ware, a 6-4 guard from Georgia, was ruled ineligible last month, but he could join the Cardinals in December if his SAT score increases. Pitino said Ware is scheduled to retake the SAT next week. Meantime, McDonald's All-American Chane Behanan also didn't open practice with his teammates. The 6-6 forward watched Saturday's workouts with a boot on his right foot because of a sprained ankle suffered in Friday night's scrimmage.

"But he'll be ready by Monday," Pitino said.
Comments

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

Behanan cleared for practice already. Will play in the scrimmage. Swing and a miss

Blackshear gets clearance today. Swing and a miss

Missou ready to announce they are leaving. Opening door for UofL to the Big 12. This will be the next bad news for you. Nice work. Youre right everything is falling apart here. We are currently picked 3rd best Vegas odds to win the national title...right behind your pussy cayuts. Any other comments? Good. Thanks for playin.



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:58 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

Hopefully Wall had enough time for you to get your knees dirty.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

But you all also only care about hanging championship banners and I don't see that happening with a team full of freshman.


Well, to be technical here....Kentucky ISN'T a team full of freshmen. That would be St. Johns that you are referring to.

Kentucky actually has a two seniors (Vargas and Miller), two juniors (Beckham and Hood), 4 sophmores (Jones, Lamb, Poole and Paulson, and 4 freshmen (Wiltjer, Davis, Gilchrist-Kidd and Teague).


So, again, in order for this team to be "full of freshmen", as you so put it, they would need to have all 12 players as freshmen. So, again, not to be technical, but this team is 33 1/3% freshmen.


Even the starting lineup isn't "full of freshmen".

Miller: Senior
Jones: Sophmore
Lamb: Sophmore
Davis: Freshmen
Teague: Freshmen


And, if my math is correct, that is only 40% of the starting lineup that is represented by freshmen.


One thing I DO know for certain is that Kentucky WILL be better than Loserville this year. But, everyone already knew that, except for Loserville fans.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:38 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

And the city of Louisville has the worst case of city-envy I've ever seen.  

"Well Indianapolis does it this way..."
"Why can't we do it like Indy..."
"If we did it like Indianapolis..."
"I think Indy is a good model for us..."

John, I know Indianapolis.  I've lived in Indianapolis.  Louisville is no Indianapolis. 


I live in Indianapolis now....well, Noblesville, technically. But, I do work downtown. And, last year for THE game, or to be correct, the a$$ whipping Kentucky handed Loserville, I had the opportunity to walk down to Champps to watch the game. I went past the Conrad Hotel, and who did I see? John Wall, and all his Wizard buddies loading up the bus to head to Conseco. Now, did I see any Loserville NBA players? No, I didn't, because Slick Rick can't develope talent anymore like he could in 1996.




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

Cal has been good for the uk fanbase.


You all looked like those baby seals about to be slaughtered when Billy G was in town.


But you all also only care about hanging championship banners and I don't see that happening with a team full of freshman.    &n
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Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 9:36 am
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

You're right...Louisville is no Indianapolis. Nor have I ever heard that it wanted to be. As a matter of fact, most Louisvillians despise anything north of the bridges. We're more of the mindset that "it's too bad the bridges only take you to Indiana." No, Louisville isn't a bustling metropolis...nor will it ever be. But that has more to do with tax dollars being directed to other parts of the state than this proclamation of city-envy you've mentioned.

I've never lived in Indiana. But I'm from Louisville. I've lived in Chicago, Western Michigan and been to Western Ohio enough times to learn that the sentiment is pretty much the same from Indiana's surrounding states. No one really cares to go there for anything either. It's nothing more than the armpit of the Great Lakes region.



Since: May 31, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:58 am
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

JohnEBest2

If the question was rhetorical then YOU wouldn't have had to answer it, you damn moron.

Louisville will always have a 2nd rate baskeball program as long as the fans support it "when there is nothing better to do" in town.  The fact that it is as popular as it is in the city (not state) just goes to show that Louisville (while still slightly ahead of Lexington in the "things to do" category) is about as entertaining as watching paint dry.

And the city of Louisville has the worst case of city-envy I've ever seen.  

"Well Indianapolis does it this way..."
"Why can't we do it like Indy..."
"If we did it like Indianapolis..."
"I think Indy is a good model for us..."

John, I know Indianapolis.  I've lived in Indianapolis.  Louisville is no Indianapolis. 



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 6:52 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

"That was a rhetorical question.  You don't have to answer as well all know Lex is a second class city with nothing else to do on a Friday night.Which also explains why Louisvillians don't show up to watch practice."

He's right. Why just this weekend in Louisville Sun Tan City locations hosted a Spray Tan event. When customers made a $5.00 donation, they received a free Versa Spa sunless session. Maybe someday we all can live in a thriving metropolis like that, but until then I guess folks in Lexington will just have to be happy watching future pros playing basketball.. in Kentucky.. Cool




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: October 17, 2011 4:02 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared



Glad to see they teach you what a rhetorical question is up in Lex.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Louisville freshman still waiting to be cleared

Do you know why 24,000 people go to a basketball practice in Lexington?


That was a rhetorical question.  You don't have to answer as well all know Lex is a second class city with nothing else to do on a Friday night.


Which also explains why Louisvillians don't show up to watch practice.


Louisville has a lot more going on than watching practice.

We are talking about practice, not a game, but practice.   



Now THIS is comical. A Loserville fan making excuses for nobody showing up to watch "Midnight Madness". Well, you obviously didn't realize that Loserville fans actually DID show up, maybe not 24,000 strong, but when your school doesn't have a history or tradition like Kentucky does, then why bother. And, it didn't impress Derrick Willis (sp???), who has Loserville on his list....in fact, he was disappointed with the turnout. But, again, that's Loserville for you.

Do you know why 24,000 people go to a basketball practice in Lexington?


Yes, it's called TRADITION. The same reason the Cameron Crazies camp out before a basketball game at Duke, and people camp out for weeks just to get tickets at Kentucky. TRADITION. Something Loserville only has dating between 1980-1986.

We are talking about practice, not a game, but practice.   


Then why doesn't Loserville sell out their basketball games? That's right....there's more going on in Loserville than just basketball....I get it, trust me, I really do.


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