Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 12/22/12
University of Louisville guard Russ Smith is one of the most exciting college basketball players in the country. His reckless, yet often effective, playing style has driven Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino and fans alike crazy at times. However, the player who Pitino nicknamed "Russdiculous" for his absurd style style of play, is becoming a leading candidate for All-American honors thanks to his defensive prowess (creates turnovers on 8.3% of opponents' possessions), his scoring (19.6 PPG), and his ability to turn a spread of waffles and grits at into the perfect breakfast.Let the junior from the Bronx show you how it is done in the video clip above. He carefully blends a combination of butter, salt, pepper, and sugar (yes, sugar) into his grits during the process.When asked by Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn why the sugar was necessary, Smith responded by saying, "Uh, it wakes the food up...it brings the food out."What a very Russdiculous thing to say. But as well as Smith is performing at Louisville, he once considered transferring during his freshman season. He was battling injuries (torn meniscus, broken foot) and limited playing time, which eventually frustrated him to the point of packing his stuff and planning to leave. However, teammate Rakeem Buckles ultimately talked Smith out of it and the rest is history.Ironically, Buckles transferred to Florida International this offseason to follow assistant coach Richard Pitino, son of Rick, who took the head coaching position with the Panthers.As for Smith, he continues to pick the pockets of unsuspecting ball handlers, scorch the nets, and whip up delicious breakfast for himself at Waffle House.Via SI.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Cam Newton addresses ‘gang’ photo on Instagram

Steelers defense is younger and faster but not better

Duke basketball to visit White House next Tuesday

Report: Cowboys have interest in Broncos RB Montee Ball

NFL owners to discuss changing Goodell's disciplinary role

Report: Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Bill Belichick on having Tom Brady back: ‘He never left’

Mendoza replaces Schilling on 'Sunday Night Baseball'

Report: LeBron expanding program to help adults get GEDs

Here's Johnny 2.0

Michigan remains a fixer-upper in wake of loss to Utah

Tom Brady Sr. happy 'Kangaroo Court' no longer in session

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Robert Griffin III and a dream deferred

Best, worst surprises of NFL preseason

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker