Epic DJ Wagner Recruitment Kentucky vs Louisville

LOUISVILLE – The University of Louisville’s men’s basketball program retired with only five jersey numbers in its gilded history. Of these five famous players, three are still alive. Saturday night, the three were in the same place and at the same time – watching an AAU game, of all things.

They were observing a possibility that could be the bridge between the Cardinals’ past and their future.

Daryl Griffiths, the 1980 National Championship Team Champion and the 81st NBA Rookie of the Year, sat on an aluminum bleacher near center court. Pervis Ellison, star of the 1986 tag team title and No. 1 NBA Championship in 1989, stood behind one of the benches. Ross Smith, the scoring dynamo who led the 2013 champions*, continued from baseline.