Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced Friday morning on a local radio show that Roburt Sallie and Justin Coleman will not play for the Cardinals this season, according to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Sallie played the past two seasons at Memphis and was attempting to earn immediate eligibilty at Louisville by graduating from the C-USA school and enrolling in a graduate program not offered at Memphis. He fell short. Meantime, Coleman failed to qualify academically. The 6-foot-7 forward was a consensus top 50 recruit from the Class of 2010. His absence will leave Pitino without his top incoming prospect.
Louisville will open this season Nov. 16 against Butler.