Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 10/4/13
No player on the Louisville roster has gotten more preseason hype than sophomore forward Montrezl Harrell. The Tarboro, N.C., native played just 16-minutes per game, averaging five points and three rebounds. Despite his limited role, it wasn’t hard to see just how much potential Harrell has. With Gorgui Dieng gone, Harrell will have a much larger role. His performance in the Big East Tournament championship against Syracuse and the dunk heard around the world in the title game resulted in Harrell’s name landing on the national landscape. Harrell followed up his solid freshman season with a huge summer. In June he earned a gold medal with Team USA in the U19 World Championships. Harrell also put on a show in July at the Adidas Nations camp, before going down with a minor injury. Rob Dauster of CollegeBasketballTalk.com ranks Harrell as the No. 1 breakout player in college basketball this season. 1. Montrezl Harrell, Louisville: I think Harrell is in line for a huge season with the Cardinals.
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