LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Just less than 24 hours after a heartbreaking loss to their arch rivals Kentucky in the Sweet 16, a Louisville men’s basketball player has announced his departure from the team.
Guard Kevin Ware has told ESPN that he will transfer to another college to finish the rest of his career.
Ware gained national notoriety when he suffered a gruesome leg injury in last year’s Elite Eight game versus Duke. His teammates, fans and others began a campaign “Win It for Ware,” that sparked an emotional road to winning the NCAA championship in 2013.
After having a successful surgery, Ware’s road to recovery led to an emotional return in November against Pikeville. He told ABC’s Gio Benitez during an interview on Good Morning America the applause he received upon returning was motivation for him.
Ware has played 9 games during the season before re-injuring his leg and later sought a medical red shirt.
Ware is from Georgia and many believe he may transfer to a university close to home.
As the Cards move forward to next season, they’ll be without Russ Smith, Luke Hancock and Stephan Van Treese. Many are expecting sophomore Montrezl Harrell to declare eligibility for the NBA Draft.
So, what will be in store for the Cards during the 2014-2015 season?