Found July 25, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
Instead of meeting the President of the United States earlier this week with his teammates, Louisville guard Russ Smith was in Estonia preparing to play for the East Coast All Stars in the annual Four Nation’s Cup. The team had a scrimmage on Tuesday and had their first contest on Thursday morning against Belarus. As you could expect, Russ played very well and was the star of the show. Louisville’s Russ Smith had 29 pts, 9 reb & 6 assts to lead the East Coast All Stars over Belarus 71-68 in the Four Nations Cup in Estonia — Kenny Klein (@KKcards) July 25, 2013 What’s more impressive than the 29-points, nine rebounds and six assists is the fact that he scored nearly half the points for his team. The East Coast All Stars defeated Belarus 71-68. I expected the team from the United States to dominate this tournament, but it sounds like there may be some competitive games. The All Stars will play the Republic of Slovakia on at 10:30am EST, and the final match of the Cup will have Eas...

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The 2013 National Champion Louisville Cardinal men’s basketball team traveled to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to be honored by President Barack Obama. The leading scorer from the 2013 team, Russ Smith, didn’t make the trip. Instead, Russ was in Estonia where he’ll be competing for the East Coast All Stars in the Four Nations Cup. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise if you’re...

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