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Thursday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

Kendall and Meredith are back on the CC Spring/Summer Tour, taking it to Zion National Park at the edge of Canyon Overlook.

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—Your Cards in the NBA update:

Montrezl Harrell was fantastic and the Clippers stayed alive. Donovan Mitchell was not and the Jazz are done.

This concludes your Cards in the NBA update.

—CBS’ Gary Parrish now has Louisville all the way up at No. 4 in his early rankings for 2019-20.

—Jeff Goodman’s updated rankings for Stadium have Louisville at 6.

6. LOUISVILLE: Chris Mack will bring in a big-time freshman class that has a handful of top-100 kids, including wing Samuell Williamson and big man Aidan Igiehon. Jordan Nwora will test the NBA waters, but should return. The Cards will also have Dwayne Sutton, Ryan McMahon, Malik Williams and (possibly) V.J. King back. They also added a grad transfer in St. Joe’s point guard Lamarr Kimble — who averaged 15.6 points and 2.8 assists last season.

—If you’re a U of L alum in South Florida who can’t make it back home for Derby, there’s going to be a joint Derby party for U of L and UK alums going down at Gulfstream Park.

—The legendary Jock Sutherland (wearing a “Jock” hat) talks about his career at WHAS and Louisville basketball.

—The second college basketball trial in New York is underway and the highlight of Wednesday was tape of Christian Dawkins going into detail about how Sean Miller knew about his players being paid and how Rick Pitino “had no clue” what was going on within his program. Despite this, it appears Miller is still going to be barred from taking the stand during the trial.

—Longtime Trinity offensive coordinator Andrew Coverdale is leaving to take the same job at Cincinnati St. X.

—Give the man your vote.

—Former Louisville signee Sebastian Telfair is facing up to 15 years in prison after being found guilty on a firearm charge in New York.

Never forget, Telfair cost us Rondo and then his decision to bolt for the NBA left us scrambling for a point guard, which resulted in us signing ... Andre McGee.

You did all of this, Sebastian.

—Jeff Goodman ranks the best transfers in college basketball and has Louisville’s Fresh Kimble at No. 11.

11) Lamarr Kimble, 6-0, 185, G, Saint Joseph’s

Stats: 15.6 ppg, 2.8 apg

Scout’s take: “Will give Louisville a veteran backcourt presence with his ability to score and also make teammates better.”


—Our guy Seedy K is in New Orleans for Jazz Fest. You can read the first entry about his experience here.

—Atlanta is officially on the clock for the 2020 men’s Final Four, and the city kicked off their preparation for the event on Wednesday.

Would be nice to see things come full circle here.

—Louisville is trending in the crystal ball projections for class of 2020 QB Tee Webb.

—It flew a little bit under the radar yesterday, but Kansas agreed to a $196 million deal with the same apparel company that the government says “victimized” the Jayhawks. That’s perfect.

—This is a really interesting read on the man who “solved” Jeopardy.

—Nick Newman is filthy.

—The New Orleans Saints have picked up the fifth-year option on former Louisville defensive end Sheldon Rankins.

—Louisville baseball’s Logan Wyatt was named as the National Hitter of the Week by the National College Baseball Writers Association.

—Terry Rozier has the best defensive rating (84.3) of any player in the NBA playoffs through four games.

—Shoutout to Billions and Bobby Axlerod’s creepy ass attorney who was also the creepy ass Yellow King in season one of True Detective.

—The 35KY Sports podcast has a one-on-one interview with new Cardinal Fresh Kimble that you can check out here.

—The U of L women’s golf team is headed to the NCAA Regionals for the sixth consecutive season and 12th time in program history.

—Highlights of former Trinity standout and current U of L target Jay Scrubb:

—Longtime Courier-Journal copy editor Rick Cushing wrote his own obituary, and it’s worth a little bit of your time.

—Both Tennessee and Indiana took massive steps towards legalizing sports betting on Wednesday. Seems like a pretty smart thing to do.

—Four-star guard Deivon Smith (2020) says Louisville is one of the five schools that has stood out the most during his recruitment so far.

Louisville: “I liked that offer a lot. I went on an unofficial visit before they offered me and then they offered me that day. I sat down with coach (Chris Mack) and he said that he liked the way that I play and he thinks that I can come in and start and get going. I like it there a lot; NBA arena, people coming up to talk to me and welcome me so it kind of felt like home even though it was my first time there.”

—Louisville baseball RPI check: No. 3.

—The awards keep piling up for Cardinal star Logan Wyatt.

—Derby at the Diamond is coming to Slugger Field this Saturday.

—Former Louisville RB Trey Smith is headed to Wyoming.

—The Cardinal lacrosse team fell to top-seeded Boston College in the ACC tournament on Wednesday.

—And finally, the first round of the NFL Draft goes down in Nashville tonight. Jaylen Smith won’t hear his name called tonight, but he seems to be the only Cardinal with a chance of hearing his name called at any point during the draft.