Our first look at the Louisville women’s basketball roster for 2020-21.
Like a handful of other teams in the nation, Louisville women’s basketball squad lost a potential title run when the coronavirus caught the United States by storm. However, head coach Jeff Walz has developed the program into a perennial power, and the future of Cardinal basketball is extremely bright. Louisville loses Jazmine Jones, Kylee Shook, Bianca Dunham, and Jessica Laemmle to graduation; Kentucky natives Lindsey Duvall and Seygan Robins decided to transfer out of the program, as well.
With that being said, this upcoming season could bear much fruit for Louisville. Roster wise, the team is loaded, and it would not be too far-fetched to say this may be one of Walz’s most talented teams.
Not only do they have ample experience returning, but the Cards also bring in a strong recruiting class featuring two top recruits in Hailey Van Lith and Olivia Cochran, Canadian standout Merissah Russell, JUCO All-American Ahlana Smith, and Kentucky star Malea Williams.
The overall rotation is yet to be seen, and likely won’t be fully decided until the team gets a number of games under their belt. I broke down and analyzed what the 2020-21 rotation could end up looking like.