Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Despite losing arguably the best point guard in Louisville history, as the 2013-14 season approaches, Louisville fans are as excited about the backcourt as they’ve ever been. Chris Jones, Terry Rozier and Anton Gill have never played a division one college basketball game, but considering how highly regarded each player is, the expectations are high. With Kevin Ware, Russ Smith and Wayne Blackshear all returning, this may be Pitino’s deepest backcourt ever at Louisville. Cardinal fans have been saying as much for the past few months, but hearing Pitino praise the backcourt on Tuesday is just another for fans to believe the hype. “I’ll tell you right now this is a very, very strong backcourt,” Pitino said at Tuesday’s press confrence. “You can overcome weakness in the frontcourt, but you can’t overcome weakness in the backcourt to maintain the level that you want to maintain.” There simply is no way you can replace what Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng provided during Louisville’s champi...
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