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Pitino says Caracter not in U of L's plans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rick Pitino says Louisville's future
plans don't include enigmatic forward Derrick Caracter.
Pitino said Wednesday it's unlikely Caracter will return to the
Cardinals rather than try to land a job in the NBA. Caracter
announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft following
Louisville's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA tournament last
month, but has since approached Pitino about staying in school.
Pitino said it's in Caracter's best interest to test the
professional waters. Caracter averaged 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds
for Louisville, but had trouble staying out of Pitino's doghouse.

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