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C.L. Brown, the Louisville beat writer for the Courier-Journal caught up with Rick Pitino following the Cardinal’s championship celebration at the KFC Yum! Center to get an update on the future of three members of this year’s team.
At this point, Pitino says Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng will stay in the draft, while Chane Behanan will return to school. Midway through the season, Pitino said that he was encouraging all three to test the waters before making a decision. He also said that their return would depend on if they were going to be first round draft picks or not. As of right now, Gorgui Dieng is the only one who is projected to be taken in the first round.
Dieng and Smith could both end up returning unless they sign with an agent. Here is a little more information on how exactly the process works for players who declare for the draft, but then decide to return to school.
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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino led his team to the 2013 NCAA championship Monday night with an 82-76 win over the Michigan Wolverines.
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Who to believe?
Russ Smith, who says he is undecided about whether he will enter the NBA draft? His dad who says Russ is gone?
Or Rick Pitino who says it is 50-50 whether Smith will return to play basketball at the University of Louisville next season?
Gorgui Dieng, who doesn’t seem at all to be infatuated by the NBA and its riches, and indicates that he is happy here?
Volume beat quality as Louisville took down a game Michigan squad, 82-76, to earn their 3rd national championship and 1st under Rick Pitino in what will likely go down as one of the best played national championship games of all-time.
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This may be a little bit late, but I wanted to take the time to congratulate the Louisville men's basketball team for winning the 2013 NCAA Basketball Championship on Monday night with a 82-76 victory over Michigan. The win gives the university its third national title and caps off a 16-game winning streak for the Cardinals, which includes winning the final conference tournament...
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