Kimble plays aggressively in victory


Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble seemed like a different player in Louisville men’s basketball 91-62 victory over Indiana State Nov. 13 at the KFC Yum! Center. The graduate transfer from Saint Joseph’s didn’t get off to the best start in Louisville’s first two games.

Kimble combined to shoot 2 of 11 from the field and had eight assists against Miami and Youngstown State, but played his best game in a Cardinal uniform against Indiana State. Kimble shot 5 of 6 from the field for 13 points along with four rebounds and three assists.

The 6-foot point guard played 26 minutes and appeared to be more comfortable and confident on the floor.

“Just being aggressive, sticking to what we do,” Kimble said. “Taking the opportunities out there and taking full advantage of it. I needed to be more aggressive for my team.”

Kimble drew comparisons to Christen Cunningham, a graduate transfer for Louisville last season, a parallel that Louisville coach Chris Mack said comes down to Kimble getting more games under his belt.

“Learning his teammates, and learning what his coaches are asking of him,” Mack said. “I think that everybody remembers the last 15 of 20 games for CC [Christen Cunningham] here, there were some moments where he did not play very well early on.”

Kimble wants to continue to play aggressively to help Louisville’s offense, but also adds on the defensive side as a perimeter defender.

“Fresh is coming along just fine,” Mack said. “I thought his defense was outstanding. Not just on the ball but covering for teammates and closing driving lanes.”