Pickup Games Hazardous at UofL

Waiting for the other shoe to drop.

You know, a second player injures a knee, an ankle or a broken finger during a pickup game in Yum Center or during an exhibition game. Happened to Juan Palacios, then to David Padgett last season, getting the University of Louisville basketball team  off to another wobbly start.

The only good news about Terrence Williams’ injury is that he is expected to be out only three or four weeks. In most cases, however, a player needs a while to get back to normal. Remember how weak Brandon Jenkins was during the 2005-06 season, barely able to make a layup, muchless regain his effectiveness on defense?

In T-Will’s case, it could take even longer to get back to being the most incredible jumper at U of L since Darrell Griffith. Get well quick, T-Will.

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What bad economy? — Looks like all of the old LG&E electrical grid work and buildings have been cleared, and work has begun in earnest on the new downtown University of Louisville basketball arena.

Check out the cement mixer truck with the UofL logo.  Anyone have any contacts at Advance Ready Mix? I’ll pay top dollar for a scale model miniature of that truck!




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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.