College Basketball News: Louisville to Get Kevin Ware Back

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Finally some good news for the Louisville basketball team. 6-4 guard Kevin Ware has met NCAA eligibility standards and will join the UofL team in a matter of weeks. Ware, a four-star recruit out of Georgia, is expected to immediately fill the void at back-up point guard. Here’s the official release by UofL:

Kevin Ware, a 6-4 guard from Conyers, Ga., has met NCAA intial eligibility requirements and will join the University of Louisville men’s basketball team in mid-December.

Ware, who signed a financial aid agreement with the Cardinals in June, was denied a waiver and subsequent appeal for admittance in early September. He continued to work on improving his standing and will enroll for the 2012 spring semester. He will join the Cardinals on Dec. 14, the day after U of L’s fall semester final examinations.

A first-team all-state selection as a senior last season, Ware averaged 13.2 points, 4.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals in helping Rockdale County High School post a 26-6 record and finish as the Georgia 4-A state runner-up.

No word yet on when or how Ware will blow his knee out, which is apparently a requirement to play at Louisville these days.