Rick Pitino made his return to the blogging world yesterday afternoon with a post at RickPitino.com, recapping Louisville’s 80-54 win over Samford. Below is an excerpt with some feedback from Coach P on the individual performances.
* Russ is playing terrific. Has to get loose ball rebounds and once every blue moon create an assist. (LOL) Impressed with his energy and desire to make things happen.
* Gorgui still needs to finish stronger inside. But has improved his passing, shooting and perimeter skills.
* Peyton is doing a solid job of getting us into our offenses early. Without question a Coach on the floor.
* Chane is improving as he rounds into basketball shape. Although he broke down a little on defense in the second half, he played the game without a turnover. That is a major blessing.
* Luke and Wayne didn’t shoot well but both did a lot of good things at the defensive end. I’m not overly concerned about Luke’s 1-10 3 pt. shooting, or Wayne’s 1-8. Luke was 8/17 in our three...