By Jeff Goodman
Louisville will finally get talented freshman Wayne Blackshear back.
Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said on SiriusXM's Inside College Basketball that the Chicago native, who has been out all season with various injuries and ailments, could make his college basketball debut on Feb. 18 at DePaul.
"He's been cleared to play in games," Pitino said. "We're shooting for another week at Depaul, but I don't want to rush him."
"He's obviously going to be very good down the road and we think he'll make an impact this year, but he won't start for us," Pitino added. "He'll be a factor, though."
The 6-foot-5 wing was the highest-rated player -- and was the McDonald's All-American Game -- in Pitino's incoming freshman class, one that also included Chane Behanan.
Blackshear has missed the entire season after suffering a torn labrum in practice prior to the start of the year.