Thursday, July 5, 2018
Griffin in Louisville, visits UofL WBB -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
AUBREY GRIFFIN IN LOUISVILLE FOR RUN FOR THE ROSES TOURNAMENT
Another potential player for Louisville WBB's 2019 class is in the the 'Ville and has made a visit to the UofL campus and Jeff Walz.
Sources confirm and tweets with pictures back up Cardinal Couple information that 6'0" wing Aubrey Griffin flew into Louisville on Wednesday to play in the Run For The Roses tournament with her Hudson River Breeze AAU squad and visited the UofL campus and Jeff Walz on the fourth of July.
Griffin averaged 28.3 points per game and 8.7 rebounds as a junior at Ossining, NY High School in the 2017-18 season. She is currently ranked as the 12th. best wing and 56th. overall best player in ESPN's Hoop Gulz 2019 rankings. She recently narrowed her list of potenial schools down to two -- Louisville and Connecticut -- and will play in four games out at the Kentucky Expo Center over the next three days. A list of scheduled appreances is available at the bottom of this article.
Louisville currently has two players that have given verbals for 2019. Nyah Green is a 6'1" guard from Allen, TX that is ranked the #4 guard prospect by ESPN. Ramani Parker, a 6'4" forward that will play for Monteverde (FL) Academy in 2018-19 is #11 ranked in the forward spot. The academy is west of Orlando, off Florida's Turnpike.
The Cards WBB squad has four that will leave the squad at the completion of the 2018-19 season....Asia Durr, Arica Carter, Sam Fuehring and Yacine Diop.
The visit to UofL is a couple of days before Friday's official seven day, NCAA sanctioned recruiting visits window...where coaches can hit the road to see players.
Since she came to see UofL and Walz, and is with her club team...it's obviously quite O.K. that it's a couple of days before this window. You can be assured Walz and his staff will be busy, not only following Griffin...but other players. You can also expect a cacophonous conglomeration in the congregation of college coaches in Louisville for the next three days for the highly prestigious and talent-laden Run For The Roses event.
As you may have determined from previous Cardinal Couple articles, we're big fans of Griffin and are hoping that she'll choose the 'Ville" as her student-athlete home.
If you want to see her in action, here is a list of where she'll be over at the K.E.C in the next three days:
THURS. 6:45 p.m. COURT 57
FRIDAY 11:54 a.m. COURT 73
FRIDAY 7:12 p.m. COURT 74
SAT. 2:25 p.m. COURT 23
THE CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR
We won't be on the air or Facebook Live this Saturday with The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour. Our host station... WCHQ...is one of the sponsors and also one of the benefactors of Poorcastle..a three day, 36 local artist(s) musical event that takes play at the Apocalypse Brew Works on Mellwood Avenue July 6-8th. The doors open at 1 p.m. each day and it was a station management decision that, since we are on until noon on Saturday, it would just be too long of a day for our station manager (who also produces our show). We step aside. Gallantly.
WCHQ is pretty much a music station in it's entity anyway and we are a sports talk show specializing in UofL women's sports. This "Tom and Jerry" coupling has gone as well as can be expected over the years and...we've actually made friends with a few of the other personalities that appear on the station. Whether any of the other show hosts would be able to pick Paulie or Worldwide Jeff out of a "suspects lineup" is debatable...but we still appreciate our time. it's also our "slow season". All you quiz lovers will just have to wait another week.
Handicapping Heroes will also be dark Saturday. That ought to just please the sponsor for that show to death...
It should be noted that this isn't Forecastle. That musical event takes place the weekend following Poorcastle (July 13-15) down on the Ohio River at Waterfront Park
More on Poorcastle can be found at the events official website:
You should go if you're into music and don't mind standing out in hot weather. There will be beverages and food trucks. It's only $5 a day or $10 for all three days.