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Lady Cards Pursue Jennifer Hamson

stextbox id=”custom”]Is a 6-foot-6 center in the cards for University of Louisville women’s basketball?

Jennifer Hamson, from Pleasant Valley, Utah, has had a home visit from U of L coach Jeff Walz and plans to visit the Louisville campus in the near future. There’s stiff competition, however, from universities within her home state, including Brigham Young and Utah. Oklahoma is also on her itinerary for a campus visit.

Also a gymnast, she wants to play both basketball and volleyball at the collegiate level. Which means, of course, that she’ll be interested in how Gwen Rucker is faring at U of L. Gwen started most basketball games last season but is redshirting this season and focusing on volleyball this year.

One would hope her potential teammates, the near capacity crowds for volleyball at Cardinal Arena and the construction of the new downtown basketball arena make a favorable impression during her Louisville visit.[/stextbox]

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Lady Cards Pursue Jennifer Hamson

  • September 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Inside word is that BYU and Utah are the leaders in the battle for Hamson. 6’6″ is an impressive height, but as Gwen Rucker can attest to, the strain of trying to do two major college sports that overlap can ultimately cause you to pick one over the other.

  • September 30, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    You think? No one would have ever guessed that Utah and BYU would have the inside track on a Utah kid. It would be good for her to see how the rest of the world lives.

  • September 30, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    The fact she has chosen to visit the University of Louisville says a lot about Jeff Walz’s personality. He would be a good choice for her.

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