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Louisville senior guard Russ Smith has been named as one of five Blue Ribbon College Basketball Preseason First Team All Americans. Blue Ribbon Yearbook has been publishing preseason college football and basketball previews for more than 20 years and has a solid reputation among the national media.
2013 Blue Ribbon 1st Team All Americans
-Russ Smith, Louisville, Sr.
-Marcus Smart, Oklahoma St., So.
-Doug McDermott, Creighton, Sr.
-Andrew Wiggins, Kansa, Fr.
-Adrian Payne, Michigan St., Sr.
In 2012-13 Russ Smith was An All-Big East first team selection and was selected as a third team All-American by the Associated Press, The Sporting News and NABC, and the College Sports Madness All-America first team. He was selected as the national Player of the Year by Ken Pomeroy.
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FB: #9 Louisville 49 vs. Ohio 7 from @CrumsRevenge on Vimeo.
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