Ware's AAU coach updates PG's progress

Kevin Ware, a four-star guard from Conyers, Ga., continues work to become eligible to enroll at Louisville at the conclusion of the fall semester. Will he be able to play for the Cardinals this season? Emory Walton, Ware's AAU coach, updates InsideTheVille.com.

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Kevin Ware, a four-star guard from Conyers, Ga., continues work to become eligible to enroll at Louisville at the conclusion of the fall semester.

Ware, who signed a financial aid agreement with the Cardinals in June, failed to meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements by the narrowest margin.

"I've never seen anyone this close to being eligible," said U of L Coach Rick Pitino said last month. "He is just fractions away and he fully intends to enroll here."

Since being denied admission at UofL for the fall semester, Ware has been working to improve his academic standing in hopes of enrolling at Louisville in December.

"I speak with Kevin just about daily," said Emory Walton, an AAU coach for the Atlanta Celtics. "He's doing the things he needs to do to be at Louisville December 14 or 15. It was a last minute thing and he'll get it done this time around. It's killing him sitting at home."

Walton didn't want to talk specifically about Ware's academic status, but it sounds like he's trying to boost his core grade point average.

"At this point he hasn't re-taken the SAT yet that I know of," Walton said. "I think he's (re-taking) a class and has to do a little more work. It's just a matter of points and he's right there. He'll get it done."

A first-team all-state selection as a senior, 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.


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