NCAA BASKETBALL: Ware transferring from Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A year after his gruesome leg injury in the NCAA tournament, Kevin Ware is transferring from Louisville.
Ware became Louisville’s rallying point on the way to the national title after he broke his leg in a win over Duke in the finals of the Midwest Regional last season.
He had a rod inserted in the leg and tried to come back this season. But he averaged 1.7 points over nine games and eventually took a medical redshirt.
He wasn’t seen with the team over the past several weeks. On Saturday, the day after Louisville’s season ended with a loss to Kentucky, the junior from the Atlanta area announced his decision.
“We wish Kevin Godspeed,” coach Rick Pitino said.
Ex-coach charged with assault
SOUTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Former Weber State head basketball coach Joe Cravens is facing a criminal charge after being accused of hitting a man with a baseball bat in a dispute over a car accident.
Cravens, 60, of South Ogden, was charged with a third-degree felony count of aggravated assault in 3rd District Court in Salt Lake County on March 18. According to court documents, the charge stems from a Jan. 13 meeting with Matthew Morgan at a Sandy restaurant to discuss an accident involving Morgan and Cravens’ daughter.
Morgan told investigators that when he refused Cravens’ demand for an apology over a voicemail he had left him, Cravens hit him in the shin with a wooden bat.
Cravens compiled a 116-88 record at Weber State from 1999 to 2006 and a 42-41 record at Idaho from 1993 to 1996.