Found October 15, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Louisville sophomore big man Montrezl Harrell is coming off a huge summer. The Tarboro, N.C., native won a gold medal with the United States Under 19 team and has watched his name shoot up the mock-draft boards. USA Today named Harrell as preseason second team All American, despite only playing 11-minutes per game as a freshman. I think a lot of Louisville fans would agree that the one benefit from Gorgui Dieng being gone, is the increased role that we’ll see from Harrell. “In the offseason I spent a lot of time on back to the basket moves and ball handling so I could start some breaks,” Harrell said during a media day interview. “I spent a lot of time working on my shot consistency and ball handling and just continuing to play with the passion and energy that I always bring to the game.” As a true freshman, Harrell spent most of this time playing the power forward position, but Coach Pitino plans to use him as a center this season. Although he’s not your traditional center, Harrell...
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