Kevin Ware has made a big decision that could alter his future, and involvement with basketball. The Louisville guard was not able to play much of this season due to injury, and says that he plans to transfer to another school for next season.
Ware is the player that suffered a gruesome injury in a brutal game between Louisville and Duke in the Elite Eight during last year’s NCAA tournament. Through Kevin Ware’s support off-the-court, the team was able to make an incredible run in the tournament that ended with them becoming national champions.
Following his transfer from Louisville, ESPN reports that Ware is hoping to transfer somewhere closer to his family in Georgia, and potential landing spots include Auburn and Georgia State. He had previously committed to Tennessee when Bruce Pearl was the coach, and he has recently become the coach at Auburn.
Kevin Ware was a guard for Louisville, but even when healthy he did not get a lot of playing time due to the star power of Russ Smith, Peyton Siva, who graduated last year. However, he gained national attention following his injury last year. He was carried off the floor on a stretcher, and eventually had a rod inserted in the leg.
Ware broke his leg during the Duke game, and many people thought they may not be able to win another game in the tournament after the emotional incident. The game was stopped for a long time, and some players were crying on the court, following one of the more brutal injuries in the history of the sport.
He was able to return to the team back in November, and as everyone was wary of how he would be able to perform following the injury, he was only able to play in a few games before injuring the same leg again.
Despite not having Kevin Ware on the court this season, the Louisville Cardinals have had a fairly successful season, and had their sights set on winning another championship. They were given a No.4 seed in the tournament, and suffered a disappointing loss to their in-state rivals Kentucky last night.
Kevin Ware played his final game with Louisville on December 17, 2013, following another injury to the same leg. He decided to take it easy, with the decision to redshirt, he would be able to play for another season.
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