Dick Vitale has been saying throughout the entire offseason that Louisville was his preseason number one team in college hoops. Dickie V made it official yesterday afternoon when he released his preseason number one on ESPN.com.
Below is an excerpt from the article. Vitale will reveal his full top 40 at the beginning of next week.
My friends, my choice as the best of the best for the 2012-13 campaign is in the same region of the country as the Hoosiers and Wildcats.
My pick to cut down the nets in Atlanta is the Louisville Cardinals. I will reveal my full top 40 at the beginning of next week.
Why am I going with the Cardinals? Let me count the ways.
The Cardinals had a taste of the Final Four last year before falling to Kentucky. Having a veteran like Peyton Siva back to run the offense in so important. There is a nucleus returning that came so close last year. I look for big things from Chane Behanan and Gorgui Dieng as well.
2. Blackshear a breakthrough star