Kevin Love and David Padgett updates

From the LJW:

Self on Monday was in Oregon to watch a workout of Kevin Love, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound junior high school forward from Lake Oswego. indicates the No. 6-ranked player in the Class of 2007 is considering KU, Arizona, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Oregon, UCLA, Southern California, Ohio State and others.

And David Padgett has broken his foot

LOUISVILLE (AP) - Louisville sophomore center David Padgett will be sidelined six to eight weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot and spraining his ankle in a pickup game Monday.

The 6-foot-11 Padgett fractured the fifth metatarsal and is doubtful to be available when the Cardinals begin the 2005-06 season, their first in the Big East.

Padgett, who sat out last season after transferring from Kansas in 2004, was expected to fill the frontline void left by the graduation of Ellis Myles, the team's leading rebounder last season. Padgett is the second Cardinal to be injured in the offseason.

Juan Palacios hurt his right foot in a pickup game on July 13 and has been sidelined since. Louisville coach Rick Pitino expects Palacios to return in November, but not Padgett.

"This is the most disappointing preseason I've experienced in a long time," Pitino said. "We'll look for the silver lining, and when I can find it, I'll let everyone know."

Padgett started 19 games as a freshman at Kansas in 2003-04, averaging 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. He shot 53.1% from the field and blocked a team-high 43 shots, the second highest for a Kansas freshman.

The Cardinals finished 33-5 last season and reached the Final Four for the first time since the 1986 championship team.

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