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Louisville down to eight players with new departure

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Andy Lyons | Getty Images

Louisville is running out of basketball players for Chris Mack’s first year.

The team was already running low on bodies, and it got worse today with the news that would-be sophomore forward Lance Thomas will transfer to another program.

A four-star prospect in last year’s class, Thomas was expected to provide much-needed depth in Mack’s frontcourt, which lost Deng Adel, Ray Spalding and Anas Mahmoud from a year ago. Thomas will instead leave the Cardinal brotherhood behind, telling his Twitter followers, “After returning home at the end of the semester I was just thinking about my future. I feel it’s in my best interest to look at other options for my career.”

Thomas’ exit leaves Mack with only eight scholarship players on next year’s roster, which includes the recent grad transfer addition from Samford.

Good luck, Chris!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

12 Comments for Louisville down to eight players with new departure

  1. Swizzle
    4:49 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

    Gonna really enjoy their bball kragthorpe era.

  2. IAmTheDanger
    5:12 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

    U of L hasn’t really paid any real penalty for their indiscetions yet (except for the banner coming down). But now the tangible effects are beginning to hit hard and they will now feel the collateral damage from years of their shenanigans.

    • timbo
      5:51 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

      They’ll “feel” it when that nonsense Yum Center contract gets re-worked to reflect the cost/benefit for the school and the taxpayer…

    • catsarerunnin
      6:11 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

      Would love to see the Yum Center go bankrupt and the Cards move back to Freedom Hall just to add insult to injury. Won’t happen if course but one can dream.

    • TBW3011
      5:59 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

      They didn’t really get any meaningful penalties going forward. Nothing more than the symbolic penalty of taking the banner down.

  3. nicky
    5:22 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

    Keep ’em coming…..nothing like that trash program being decimated one player at a time

  4. Jiminy Crickets
    5:48 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

    Truth is he wasn’t good. Even with 9 schools players he would likely have been 2nd off the bench. But, now with 8 it’s hard to even scrimmage in practice.

  5. true2blue
    5:51 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

    Drew I’m sure this really hurt you writing this article. Rofl. Although the the Mack attack can honestly be likable and I don’t know if I like that for Louisville.

  6. IAmTheDanger
    6:04 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

    Wow, Cole Cottam hits a double rbi to tie the game in the 9th with 2 outs!!

    • SuperTroy18
      6:18 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink


  7. BigBlueToo
    7:05 pm May 22, 2018 Permalink

    Remember when Sutton left.

  8. runningunnin.454
    8:52 am May 23, 2018 Permalink

    Mack has brought in more coaches than players.