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Basketball Player Injury Awareness Campaign

This is a public service announcement from Rick Pitino*:

Injury to a basketball player is a serious condition. Any player can have an injury; trust me, I know. I am planning to run the Big East gauntlet with a hobbled team. If you see a basketball player with an injury, do not laugh. Take it seriously. Basketball players with injuries lasting longer than four hours should see a doctor. May experience side effects: less-than-stellar rebounding, awful fouling, scoring drought, turnover, getting blown out by Providence, and poor shot selection. If you or a basketball player you know has an injury, let them know that the Louisville fans are here for them.

1 Angel Nunez 6-7 190 F FR Washington Heights, N.Y. (Notre Dame Prep)
2 Russ Smith 6-0 160 G SO Brooklyn, N.Y. (Archbishop Molloy/South Kent)
3 Peyton Siva 6-0 180 G JR Seattle, Wash. (Franklin)
4 Rakeem Buckles 6-7 215 F JR Miami, Fla. (Monsignor Pace)
5 Chris Smith 6-2 195 G SR Millstone, N.J. (Manhattan)
10 Gorgui Dieng 6-11 235 C SO Kebemer, Senegal (Covenant/Huntington Prep)
11 Luke Hancock 6-6 200 F JR Roanoke, Va. (George Mason)
12 Zach Price 6-10 235 C FR Louisville, Ky. (Jeffersontown)
13 Mark Jackson, Jr. 6-3 210 G RS FR Brooklyn, Calif. (Taft)
14 Kyle Kuric 6-4 195 G/F SR Evansville, Ind. (Memorial)
15 Tim Henderson 6-2 185 G SO Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy)
21 Jared Swopshire 6-8 200 F RS JR St. Louis, Mo. (IMG Academy)
22 Elisha Justice 5-10 175 G SO Dorton, Ky. (Shelby Valley)
23 Kevin Ware 6-4 185 G FR Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County)
24 Chane Behanan 6-6 245 F FR Cincinnati, Ohio (Bowling Green)
25 Wayne Blackshear 6-5 225 G/F FR Chicago, Ill. (Morgan Park)
33 Mike Marra 6-5 200 G JR Smithfield, R.I. (Northfield Mt. Hermon School)
44 Stephan Van Treese 6-8 235 F JR Indianapolis, Ind. (Lawrence North)

Not to Mention

George Goode

Terrence Jennings

Seriously, we have seven players on our roster who cannot play right now. Wow.

Who plays where?

Do we still have a back up for every player?

What's your starting five?

Can't wait for Kyle and Wayne come back!

Go Cards. Beat Injuries.

It's not over until you're down to four.

*Rick Pitino did not actually provide this message.

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