Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Caracter Transferring from Louisville?
The Derrick Caracter saga continues -- but will it be at Louisville? On Saturday, Caracter told the Louisville Courier-Journal that he wanted to continue to play for coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals. "This is where I want to be," Caracter said. "This is where I want to play. I took my name out of the draft because I want to play here. I don’t want to transfer. I’m going to talk to coach at the end of the month. I don’t want to be anywhere else." However, FOXSports.com reported today that Caracter is leaving the team. "He's transferring," Pitino told Jeff Goodman. The talented 6-8 big man had a myriad of off-court problems during his career with the Cardinals, leading Pitino to essentially say after the season that he no longer wanted Caracter in the program. Caracter averaged 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game last season.