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Bryce Hopkins Decommits From Louisville

Aug 11, 2020 1:06 AM

Bryce Hopkins decommitted from Louisville on Sunday, according to ESPN.

Hopkins is ranked No. 32 in ESPN's Top 100 for the 2021 class.

Hopkins had taken visits to CaliforniaWisconsinIndianaKansas and Northwestern before committing to Louisville last fall. 

Louisville still has three commits from the top 100 for the class of 2021 despite Hopkins' decommitment. 

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Jordan Nwora Declares For 2020 NBA Draft

Apr 6, 2020 5:00 PM

Jordan Nwora has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Nwora is ranked No. 39 in ESPN's Top 100.

Nwora was selected to The Associated Press All-America third team as a junior.

Nwora had limited participation in the NBA combine last year due to a knee injury.


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No. 1 Graduate Transfer Carlik Jones Commits To Louisville

Apr 6, 2020 1:34 AM

Former Radford guard Carlik Jones announced his commitment to Louisville.

Jones is the No. 1 graduate transfer in the country according to ESPN.

Jones chose Louisville over Maryland and Michigan State, among other schools.

The 6-foot-1 guard was voted the Big South Player of the Year, averaging 20.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists.

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Rick Pitino Admits He 'Deserved To Be Fired By Louisville'

Mar 17, 2020 1:39 AM

Rick Pitino admitted that he deserved to get fired from Louisville in 2017 due to a lack of leadership, though maintained he had no knowledge of paying recruits.

Pitino was recently named head coach at Iona after a short stint in Greece.

"Looking back on it now, I deserved to be fired by Louisville. Was I innocent of any wrongdoing? Yes I was, but I was the leader and I deserved to be fired. I need to move on and that's what I probably have learned the most," said Pitino.

Pitino was fired following allegations that the basketball program paid $100,000 to the family of a recruit. Pitino said he was not aware of the scheme.

Pitino added that Iona will be his final job, partly due to a large buyout clause.

"I don't have a very large contract with Iona. I think it can be put on one page. But I can tell you right now; the only school that can afford me with my buyout is Fort Knox University. I don't think with the type of buyout that I have and I'm even too embarrassed to tell you the number it's so scary -- Iona is definitely my last stop. I almost laugh at the buyout it's so comical."


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