Lorrenzo Wade contemplating likely transfer

6-6 freshman <b>Lorrenzo Wade</b>, who played in 35 of the Cardinals 38 games during a season that ended last Saturday against Illinois in the Final Four, is currently discussing a probable transfer to another school with University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino.

Don't expect 6-6 freshman Lorrenzo Wade back for a sophomore season at the University of Louisville.

At issue, according to Louisville coach Rick Pitino, is playing time - or a potential lack there of for Wade. Pitino signed three wing players in November - 6-6 Terrance Williams, 6-5 Bryan Harvey, and 6-9 Chad Millard, who are expected to compete for immediate minutes on the wing next season.

"We could lose Lorrenzo," Pitino said. "We're talking right now. And it's mostly playing time. I can't guarantee him probably the playing time that he would want. So we're talking about it. I am calling some people and talking to some schools because there's no guarantee that you're going to get playing time at another school."

As a freshman, Wade saw action in 35 of Louisville's 38 games, averaging 3.9 points per contest. Against West Virginia in the regional finals, Wade grabbed a key offensive rebound, and hit two free throws to help seal the win that advanced the Cardinals to last week's Final Four in Saint Louis.

"I have no problem with him transferring," Pitino said. "We just have to find the right place for him."


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