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Jared Swopshire
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Jared Swopshire

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
IMG Academy

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Position:
F

Experience:
2L


04/16/2012

Siva, Hancock Named Cardinals' 2012-13 Captains

Peyton Siva was named to the West Region All-Tournament team.

03/31/2012

Louisville-Kentucky Preview

Courtesy of the Associated Press

03/30/2012

Men's Basketball Concludes Pre-Final Four Activities

The Cardinals had a 50-minute open practice in front of a large contingent of fans.

03/22/2012

No. 17 Louisville Stuns No. 5 Michigan State, 57-44

The Cardinals advance to the Elite Eight for the fourth time under Head Coach Rick Pitino.

03/21/2012

Men's Basketball Meets Michigan State in Sweet 16 Matchup on Thursday

Louisville is making its 18th appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16, the fifth most in the NCAA since records were kept in 1975.

03/31/2012

Louisville's Dance Ends Against No. 1 Kentucky, 69-61 (AP)

Peyton Siva had 11 points and Chane Behanan added 10.

03/24/2012

No. 17 Louisville Earns Comeback Win Over Florida, 72-68, Advances To Final Four (AP)

Cardinals head to Final Four for ninth time, second under Pitino.

03/22/2012

No. 17 Louisville Stuns No. 5 Michigan State, 57-44 (AP)

The Cardinals advance to the Elite Eight for the fourth time under Head Coach Rick Pitino.

03/09/2012

Championship Game Bound: Louisville Tops No. 23 Notre Dame (AP)

Siva, Dieng send Cardinals to BIG EAST final for third time in last four years.

03/08/2012

Cardinals Head to Semifinals With Win Over No. 9 Marquette (AP)

The Cardinals had 14 steals and forced 26 turnovers.

Last Year:

  • The Cardinals' lone returning starter from 2009-10, he was sidelined for the entire 2010-11 season with a groin injury sustained in the summer of 2010. He had surgery in Philadelphia on Jan. 20 to repair the injury. Dr. William C. Meyers of Core Performance Physicians performed the surgery.

Sophomore Year:

  • Skilled forward for the Cardinals who made significant strides, starting 20 games as a sophomore.
  • Grabbed at least seven rebounds in 16 games. He scored in double digits on 12 occasions.
  • Ranked sixth in the BIG EAST in free throw percentage (.840).
  • Totaled 10 points and eight rebounds against then No. 1 Syracuse.
  • Produced eight points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals at Connecticut -- all coming in the second half except for two of the assists.
  • Tied a career-best with five assists against DePaul, adding five points, seven rebounds and two steals -- his third game with multiple steals last season.
  • Had 12 points, nine rebounds and a career-high three blocked shots in the double overtime against Notre Dame.
  • Contributed 10 points, five rebounds and two assists at Syracuse.
  • Totaled 13 points, eight rebounds and a career-high five assists vs. Rutgers.
  • Had 10 points and four rebounds at Kentucky.
  • Had nine points and nine rebounds vs. UConn.
  • Scored eight points, handed out three assists and matched a career best with 11 rebounds at Providence.
  • Had 12 points, seven rebounds and matched a career-best with three steals against USF in the Cards' BIG EAST Conference opener.
  • Scored a career-high 13 points and grabbed six rebounds against Radford.
  • Had 12 points and seven rebounds against Western Carolina.
  • Produced his first career double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds and two assists against Arkansas in a return to his home city of St. Louis, Mo. in the Cards' opening game.

Freshman Year:

  • Saw action in all 37 games as a freshman.
  • Had five points, three rebounds and a steal against DePaul.
  • Made his first career start vs. UAB and responded with a season-high eight points and four rebounds in 14 minutes (4-of-5 FG).
  • Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against South Alabama.
  • Scored seven points vs. Lamar, adding two rebounds in nine minutes of action.
  • Posted a double-double in an exhibition game against Georgetown College (14 points, 11 rebounds).
  • Was a speaker at the 2009 First Team Summer Conference in Kansas City, an educational program for prospective basketball players.

High School:

  • Averaged 22.1 points, 9.2 rebounds as a senior at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
  • A top 100 player nationally in the Class of 2008, Swopshire was ranked as the No. 75 prospect in the nation by Scout.com; No. 93 by USA Today recruiting analyst Rob Harrington; No. 94 in the ESPN 150; No. 95 in the CBS College Sports Top 100; and is 131st nationally by Rivals (No. 20 small forward).
  • All-tournament selection in the 2006 Pepsi Shootout in Naples, Fla., when he was also named the ESPN Player of the Game for his performance in the event.
  • Named MVP of his Florida team in the Senior Showcase basketball game after scoring 25 points against a Team USA squad (3/23/08).
  • In his first appearance in Freedom Hall, he totaled 33 points and 12 rebounds as his Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy team lost to Aston (Pa.) American Christian in December of 2007.
  • Finalist for the slam dunk contest and totaled seven points, five rebounds and two steals in the 2008 adidas Derby Festival Classic all-star game.
  • Averaged 20.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.8 blocked shots as a junior in helping IMG Academy produce a 19-3 record.
  • A native of St. Louis, Mo., Swopshire played his freshman and sophomore years of high school at Fort Zumwalt West High School in O'Fallon, Mo.
  • Chose U of L after also visiting Marquette and Clemson.

Personal:

  • Born Oct. 17, 1989 ... Son of Teddy and Diane Swopshire ... Has three younger sisters (Jessica, Janna, Jasmine) and one younger brother (Jordan) ... Major is sport administration.
  • Personal goal at U of L is to be a 4.0 student and to win a national championship.
  • Enjoys working out, reading and listening to music in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend U of L because "it was the best fit for me to grow as a man and as a basketball player."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was never let up.
  • Most proud of his family.
  • Says that God has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels Will Smith would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.
  • Wanted to wear No. 21 because it was his all-star number.
  • Got started playing basketball when "I saw it on TV and knew that I wanted to play it."
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his posters.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: His love for the game of basketball and the way he pushes his players to get better.
  • Would most like to meet Barack Obama.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant
  • NBA Team: LA Lakers
  • Athlete, Other than a basketball player: Muhammad Ali
  • Movies: The Hurricane, Ali
  • TV Shows: ESPN
  • Actor: Denzel Washington
  • Comedian: Lavell Crawford
  • Subject: English
  • Book: The Bible
  • Foods: tacos
  • Midnight Snack: peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Vacation spot: the Bahamas
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Chris Paul
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