Louisville’s Jared Swopshire transfers to Northwestern


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Things are looking brighter for Bill Carmody in Evanston. Not only will he have one of his best recruiting classes ever coming in, with actual legitimate big men for the first time in a long time, but he also has immediate veteran help on the way to Northwestern.

That would be Louisville Cardinals forward Jared Swopshire, who was a contributor for the Big East power before getting injured and falling lower in Rick Pitino‘s rotation.

According to Scout.com (Purple Wildcats)

Swopshire will graduate from Louisville in May, but has one year of eligibility remaining after missing his junior season with a groin injury. He will be eligible to play this season.

As a senior, Swopshire averaged 3.3 points per game and played in just over 13 minutes per game on the Cardinals’ Final Four team. He was forced into a reserve role behind freshman forward Chane Behanan

This addition, plus the incoming class, means NU won’t be hurting as much you think from the loss of John Shurna, the best player in the program’s history. Maybe they’ll even have a Ewing Theory going on,

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