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Wednesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes


—It’s NBA draft night, and there’s some pretty loud buzz floating around out there that Jordan Nwora could go as early as pick 29 to the Toronto Raptors.


—Brendan Marks of The Athletic has a detailed breakdown of the Chapel Hill visit that ultimately led Caleb Love to pick North Carolina over Louisville.


Louisville lost three starters from last season’s team, including WNBA draft picks Jazmine Jones and Kylee Shook, yet still have so much talent that you could see this group making another run to the Final Four.


Junior center Elissa Cunane, a player of the year candidate, will be even better this season, and sophomores Jakia Brown-Turner and Jada Boyd are likely to have big improvements.


The Wolfpack also have a high-caliber centerpiece in Cunane, and Wes Moore has created an offensively balanced system that has made NC State one of the country’s most consistent teams over the past few seasons.


Evans might not be a player you build a championship around — that’s a select group of the likes of Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi, etc.






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