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Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Kayvon and Kasra wanted to give their dad, Andrew, a belated Father's Day shout. But they're secretly more focused on beating Florida.

I_medium As expected, Kade McClure will take the hill for Louisville tonight against Florida.

I_medium Great week for Louisville basketball. Terrific week. The best.

I_medium CBS has a pretty fun bracket of the 64 best celebrations in sports history.

I_medium I don't even care if he's good.

I_medium Donovan Mitchell is going to the Pistons with the 12th pick according to the latest mock draft from NBC.

I_medium Whether it's in court or on appeal, Louisville can bring up Penn State for an effective argument on why their NCAA penalties were too harsh.

I_medium Nbd.

I_medium Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the latest to call out LaVar Ball.

I_medium Great story from Outsports, and shoutout to the Kansas City Chiefs staffers who saved a life.

I_medium One of NBC's four biggest takeaways from the NBPA Top 100 Camp is that Louisville is in a great recruiting position right now, despite the events of last week.

4. Despite last week, Louisville is in great position with regards to future recruiting

Most of the major headlines in college basketball last week were geared around Louisville and the fallout from their scandal. Even with the Cardinals facing so many potential sanctions from that scandal, it doesn't seem to be slowing them down when it comes to future recruiting.

The team's Class of 2018 recruiting haul both had solid moments at Top 100 as shooting guard Anfernee Simons, in particular, looked like a solid future ACC presence. With his ability to knock down perimeter jumpers while also attacking the basket, the 6-foot-2 Simons was one of the toughest covers at the event as he has the look of a potential go-to scorer for the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-3 Ramey was also steady during most of the camp, as he showed that he can score and distribute with equal effectiveness.

While Louisville has its backcourt of the future already committed in the Class of 2018, Class of 2019 prospects also seemed receptive to what the Cardinals have to offer.  With June 15th being the first day college coaches could directly contact Class of 2019 prospects — falling right in the midst of Top 100 Camp — many of the elite prospects in attendance mentioned that Louisville had called for them in the opening 24 hours of being able to do so.

It is still early to tell how that recruiting class at Louisville might unfold but many of those prospects were just excited to hear from Rick Pitino. Judging strictly on prospect perception, there seems to be minimal fallout (if any) from the Katina Powell scandal and Louisville should keep landing high-level players.

I_medium Lincoln Henzman has been named the 2017 NCBWA Stopper of the Year.

I_medium Evan Daniels breaks down the play of U of L commits Anfernee Simons and Courtney Ramey at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

"Courtney was solid," Daniels said of the 6-3 Ramey's performance at the Top 100 Camp. "I think he does a really good job of running a team. He's tough. He's a really good distributor. He's solid on the defensive end, too."

Simons finished 15th at the camp in scoring, averaging 11.6 points per game. He shot 43.3 percent from the field, but was particularly impressive from 3-point range, where he made 41.7 percent.

The 6-4 Florida guard is already the fourth-leading scorer on the Under Armour AAU circuit. He scored 22 points in his team's camp win against the team of Cole Anthony, one of the top Class of 2019 prospects.

Simons shot up the 247Sports rankings to seventh nationally, while ESPN (21) and Scout (27) hold him high regard in their new ratings.

"I thought Anfernee was one of the top performers there," Daniels said. "That kid can really score the basketball. He does a great job of creating of separation off the dribble to get his shot off. He shot better than 40 percent from 3. It doesn't take much for him to heat up. I also thought he did a good job with scoring in ways other than his jump shot. I thought he was very impressive."

I_medium Could college basketball finally be moving towards the baseball rule as it relates to the NBA Draft? Most coaches in the sport hope so.

I_medium Don talks draft.

I_medium Donovan is a Detroit Piston in the latest SB Nation mock draft.

I_medium Despite the NCAA's ruling last week, New Albany superstar Romeo Langford says Louisville still ranks high on his list.

I_medium Same, Landon.

I_medium Lose an afternoon watching 75 of the greatest college football GIFs ever.

I_medium Louisville's biggest trap game in 2017? The Sporting News says it's obvious..

at N.C. State (Oct. 5): Easy call here. It's a prime-time game on the road at Carter-Finley Stadium, and the Wolfpack are a chic ACC sleeper pick. N.C. State also will be looking to avenge last year's 54-13 loss. says Lamar Jackson is one of 17 college football players who will be stars in the NFL.

I_medium Wise move. Sean Moth is the best.

I_medium previews Louisville-Florida.

I_medium The nutshots are great, but the soundtrack makes this.

I_medium SEC Country takes a closer look at the matchup between Louisville and Florida.

I_medium Howie Lindsey serves up three things you need to know about tonight's game.

3. Florida is really good

The Gators are legitimately one of the best teams in the nation. The No. 3 national seed entering the tournament, Florida is exceptional on defense and figures to throw Brady Singer (7-5, 3.29), a 6-5 righty with a ton of talent.

Florida typically doesn't allow a lot of runs. Louisville can draw hope from Wake Forest beating UF 8-6 in the Super Regional, but Florida won the other two games, 2-1 and 3-0.

The good news is the Cardinals don't have to face ace Alex Faedo who was splendid vs. TCU, striking out 11 batters. But Singer has 108 strikeouts in 112 innings this season and has only given up 29 walks in 426 at bats.

I_medium Milwaukee has tabbed Northwestern assistant Pat Baldwin as its new head coach, meaning there are now no head coaching vacancies in college basketball.

I_medium Donovan Mitchell remains high on the New York Knicks' draft board.

I_medium Good story from ESPN on Louisville baseball honoring fallen officer Nick Rodman this week in Omaha.

"I hope by carrying that flag that he can be part of the healing process and give those family members some peace and maybe some joy that [Rodman is] being well represented by the baseball team."

Ryan Summers talked on Sunday with anticipation of the moment he would see Nick Rodman's father and brother in Omaha.

"I feel we just have to pay tribute," Summers said.

No one better to do it, said Louisville coach Dan McDonnell.

"You win with leaders like that," McDonnell said.

I_medium And finally, beat Florida.