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Photo: Michelle Hutchins UofL Athletics
With the 2012-13 college basketball season quickly approaching, The Cardinal Connect will provide a brief preseason player profile for all 15 members of the team. We’ll take a look at each player’s production from last season and provide what their reasonable expectations should be in 2012-13.
#2 Russ Smith: 6-foot, Guard, Junior
2011-12 Season Review: Russ Smith may have been one of the most improved players in the country last season. Anyone who says they expected Russ to be one of Louisville’s most valuable contributors in his sophomore season is a liar. At times he frustrated me more than any player I can remember, but there were also plenty of other times that he saved the team. Had Russ not provided the spark that he did at times last season, Louisville could have possibly been an NIT team. He averaged 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 21.5 minutes per game.
2012-13 Expectations: Coach Pitino has spoke very highly of Russ throu...
BEST OF MAXIM
Although JaQuan Lyle was in Louisville over the weekend, he didn’t get a chance to make it to the Red – White game on Saturday afternoon. Instead, Lyle, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Evansville was participating in the John Lucas Camp at the Hoops basketball facility in East Louisville.
When asked about where Louisville stands in his recruitment, Lyles had positive things to say...
NEW YORK – The University of Louisville basketball team is the talk of Big East Conference media days at the New York Athletic Club. The Cardinals were the unanimous pick as league champions and senior guard Peyton Siva was selected as the Preseason Conference Player of the Year.
With their 45-35 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, Charlie Strong and the Cards became bowl eligible.Here is where some of the experts predict Louisville will be bowling this season.
Sugar Bowl: Georgia VS. Louisville
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans, La.
SEC vs. at-large
Orange Bowl: Louisville VS. Florida State
Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. Miami, Fla.
The initial BCS rankings for the 2012 college football season were released on Sunday afternoon. For the first time since the 2006 season, Louisville was ranked in the top 25, coming in at No. 16.
Although there is still a lot of work to be done this year, being ranked No. 16 in the initial BCS poll is a big deal for the program. Its remarkable how quickly Charlie Strong has been...
Ole Miss commit Finesse Middleton, a 6-foot-2 255-pound defensive tackle from Garden City, AL., is expected to take an unofficial visit to Louisville this weekend for the South Florida game.
Middleton committed to the Rebels in July, but looks to be keeping his options open. He does hold an offer from Louisville, but hasn’t appeared to be one of Charlie Strong’s top targets in...
University of Louisville junior running back Senorise Perry was named Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. U of L coach Charlie Strong talked about Perry’s efforts, updated the media on some injuries and also said the Cardinals have to stay focused this week against South Florida.