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CRAWFORD | Louisville's Kevin Ware back on the court shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- He still has a long way back, but this was a sign of progress for University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware -- he's able to wander out onto the U of L practice court and shoot jump shots again.

That's right. Jump shots. They weren't the high-flying variety he showed in his emergence as a major part of U of L's national championship team late in the season, but they were shots with a little bit of bounce.

Ware, who captured the attention of the nation when his right leg broke during the Cardinals' Elite Eight victory over Duke, was spied putting up jumpers at the U of L Yum! Center practice court Monday afternoon.

Ware can't yet do much running or cutting. But trainer Fred Hina has challenged Ware to push his healing broken leg as much as he can in rehab. Ware said a month ago that he planned to hold nothing back in terms of pushing it to heal.

"I'm not going to do anything to jeopardize it," he said. "But I'm not going to take it easy, either."

U of L coach Rick Pitino said Ware is making good progress.

"Kevin's doing great," Pitino said. "It's pretty amazing."

Ware's U of L teammates can begin individual instruction on Wednesday and small-group workouts on Thursday.

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