No surprise here.

Terry Rozier, who signed a letter-of-intent with University of Louisville men’s basketball, will not join the Cardinals’ roster for the 2012-13 season. He will instead enroll at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. for a year of prep school.

“We have spoken to Terry and without question, he is headed to the ideal spot for him to improve his academic standing and to play with teammates very familiar with him,” said Rick Pitino. “A.W. (Hamilton, Hargrave’s head basketball coach) is an outstanding coach and was a terrific backcourt player himself. Another year academically and athletically in prep school will be a great opportunity for Terry.”

Charlie Springer

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

6 thoughts on “Rozier academic casualty

  • July 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm
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    Darn, it would have been nice to have him this year, but I think we will still be good.

  • July 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm
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    I was really hoping Rozier would make it. To have a high quality backup point guard for when Siva gets in foul trouble is extremely important. The year of experience working with Siva is extremely important going into next season. I guess we have options . . . there is always Hendo and Dark Slime . . .

  • July 25, 2012 at 8:57 am
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    So is he not going to be joining us at all? or are we just waiting to see if he gets his butt in gear?

    • July 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm
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      He definitely won’t be joining us this year, Dave. Whether U of L continues to recruit him depends on how well other recruiting goes.

  • July 25, 2012 at 11:53 am
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    Just read a partial transcript from Coach Pitino’s appearance on the radio.
    He says Rozier will be with us next year. He expects Hancock and Ware to relieve Siva. He wants Russ Smith playing mainly at the SG spot.
    I, for one, am glad that college has high standards for academics, and I am also glad that we have a Coach who is loyal to these kids even when they need more work to become eligible.
    He may add another player for this year, we need aPG with some experience in the system for next year. But, I am not worried, we will be very good in 2012.

    • July 26, 2012 at 11:21 am
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      I don’t believe that the NCAA has “high” standards. I would say it has moderate standards. Any high school student without disabilities should have not problem attaining eligibility if he or she makes it a priority. And often that they don’t is partly the fault of their coaches, their advisers, and their family. But regardless of who is most to blame the athletes were working too hard in their sport and not hard enough in their classrooms.

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