Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/3/13
Photo: Dylan Coulter – ESPN “The return of Russdiculous” is the title of a piece  appearing in next week’s College Basketball Preview for ESPN The Magazine. Instead of another story hashing out Russ’s incredible personality, or his roller coaster relationship with Rick Pitino; they allowed Russ to explain why he has returned to Louisville for his senior season. What results is a beautiful, stream of consciousness like account of Russ’ feelings on his return, the NBA Draft, and leading Louisville. Here’s an excerpt: “It’s frustrating for someone like me, because you want to do everything you can to impact the game, but the scouts don’t want to see that. But what they don’t understand is that I have to do that in order for us to win. It’s hard for Coach to say, “You play defense, you play offense, but you have to come back because you didn’t have a good assist-to-turnover ratio.” Wow, are you serious? I was critiqued unfairly. If you talk about me as a point guard, obviously othe
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