Found April 01, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
PLAYERS: Russ SmithPeyton SivaGorgui DiengReece GainesTrey BurkeOtto PorterVictor OladipoDoug McDermottKelly OlynykMarcus SmartCody ZellerMason PlumleeShane LarkinBen McLemoreJeff WitheyErick GreenNate WoltersKyle BaroneJerrelle BenimonTommy BrentonSherwood BrownKentavious Caldwell-PopeMichael Carter-WilliamsJake CohenJack CooleyAllen CrabbeAaron CraftSeth CurryJames EnnisIan HummerColton IversonKareem JamarLamont JonesRay McCallumRodney McGruderShabazz MuhammadErik MurphyMike MuscalaPhil PresseyAugustine RubitOmar StrongKendall WilliamsPendarvis WilliamsKhalif Wyatt
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The Associated Press has named Louisville junior guard Russ Smith a Third Team All American. Smith is currently averaging 18.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng were named honorable mention All Americans. Russ Smith is the first Louisville player to be named an AP Third Team All American, since Terrence Williams in 2009. Clifford Rozier was named a first team all American in 1993-94. DeJuan Wheat was an honorable mention selection in 1996-97. Reece Gaines (2002-03) was also selected to the Associated Press Third Team. First Team Trey Burke, Michigan, 6-0, 190, sophomore, Columbus, Ohio, 19.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 6.7 apg, 40.1 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 steals, 35.2 minutes (62 first-team votes, 319 total points) Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown, 6-8, 205, sophomore, Morley, Mo., 16.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 42.7 3 pt-fg pct, 1.9 steals, 35.3 minutes (62, 319) Victor Oladipo, Indiana, 6-5, 214, junior, Upper Marlboro, Md., 13.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 59.9 fg pct, 44.3 3-pt fg pct, 2.2 steals (58...

Russ Smith named AP 3rd Team All-American

Russ Smith was a two star recruit out of high school.  Just take a moment to think about how absurd that is.  I remember Russ as a freshman and thinking to myself “That dude’s shot selection will be the death of me.”  Now his shot selection and timely “russdiculous” actions have Louisville two wins away from a national championship. Not only has he became an outstanding...

Cardinals trying to get healthy for Duke game

A little rest may be the best medicine Louisville can get before playing Duke in Sunday's Midwest Regional final. After contending with an illness that had Russ Smith coughing every time he rested Friday night and was spreading throughout the team, the Cardinals said Saturday they are feeling better. Guard Peyton Siva said the team feels more energetic after getting to sleep...

Rick Pitino: 'The bone popped out of the skin'

Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a horrific injury to his right leg during Sunday's Elite Eight game against Duke, leaving his teammates and coaches visibly shaken. Coach Rick Pitino explained the injury following the Cardinals' 85-63 victory over

Syracuse and Wichita will be joined by…

The Big Ten was and is the best conference in college basketball, but they are the cusp of not having one representative in the Final Four. Such is life in the NCAA Tournament. Single-elimination lowers the odds, and now they pin their hopes on Michigan to defeat the Florida Gators. Can Trey Burke beat the pressure defense of Florida? Surely. We already saw Michigan destroy the vaunted...

Kevin Ware: 'I'll be fine'

Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who suffered a horrific leg injury in the Cardinals' Elite Eight win over the Duke Blue Devils, wants everyone to know that he will be "fine." "Hopefully I'll be back in time to watch practice,"

Tim Henderson Could See An Increased Role

Before the season started, I remember telling folks that Tim Henderson will never the credit that he deserves. The 6-foot-2 local walk-on is actually a lot better than most know. Playing alongside Peyton Siva, Russ Smith and Kevin Ware has helped Henderson vastly improve over the last two years. The fact that he can check in for spot minutes and you sometimes don’t notice he...
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