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Russ Smith: ‘I don’t understand what I have to do’

Former Louisville star Russ Smith was drafted a lot lower than he had hoped for on Thursday night. The 2014 consensus first team All-American was taken by the Philadelphia 76ers — who then traded him to the Charlotte Hornets — with the 47th overall pick. Some players would be thrilled just to be drafted, but […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith headed for New Orleans

The wait was finally over for Russ Smith, 47th pick by Philadelphia in the second round of the NBA draft. A huge roar from Philadelphia fans, Russ has made a name for himself, fans ready to embrace him in the City of Brotherly Love. Only to learn a few minutes later that he had been already traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. The road to New Orleans a long circuitous rout for the...
Via Louisville Card Game
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Selected 47th Overall: He’s A New Orleans Pelican

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect It took a little longer than we had hoped, but with the 47th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers selected former Louisville legend Russ Smith. Within minutes of the pick being official, it was reported by Adrian Wojenowski of Yahoo! Sports that Smith will be traded from Philadelphia to the New Orleans Pelicans for the draft rights...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Top Potential NBA Landing Spots For Russ Smith

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Former Cardinal guard, Russ Smith, will go down as one of the greatest college basketball players to reside in the River City. The esoteric scoring guard will join singular names like Unseld, Dunkenstein, Samaki, and Purvis once the paperwork is finished. Smith has conquered the college ranks and now he has set out to prove doubters wrong professionally...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Russ Smith Discusses Recent NBA Workouts

Since the NBA Draft combine in late April, former Louisville star Russ Smith has been extremely busy. Smith has had private workouts with more than ten NBA teams over the past month. Last week he traveled to Toronto for a workout with the Raptors. Afterwards, he had a lengthy interview with the media and discussed how his workouts are going. Russ says that although his workouts have...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Being Mentioned As A Potential Late First Round Pick

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Former Louisville star Russ Smith has been a very busy man in recent weeks. Since the NBA Draft combine last month, Russ has worked out with the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trailblazers, Phoenix Suns and the Toronto Raptors. We’ve heard nothing but good things about Russ’ private workouts...
Via The Cardinal Connect
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics begin pre-draft workouts yesterday, look at Russ Smith, Nick Johnson, Chaz Williams and others

On Monday the Celtics began working out potential draft candidates.  Here's the club's official video recap from Day 1 with Marc D'Amico:Below is more from Louisville's Russ Smith, who speaks at length (at the prompting of CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely at the :45 second mark) about his eagerness to play with Rajon Rondo:Said Smith on Rondo:Believe it or not he's actually my favorite...
Via Celtics Life
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Ready To Add Bulk To Create NBA-Ready Physique

WALTHAM, Mass. — Russ Smith knows he has 160 problems facing him as he attempts to bolster his stock for the 2014 NBA draft. That is roughly the number of pounds Smith carries on his 6-foot-1 body, which was sufficient for multiple all-America honors and leading Louisville to the 2013 NCAA championship. In the NBA, though, such a frame would be a severe detriment, especially for...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Cotton, Russ Smith Lead Celtics Workout Heavy On Scoring Guards

WALTHAM, Mass. – A guard-heavy collection of mostly fringe prospects jumped of the Boston Celtics’ pre-draft workouts Monday. Arizona’s Nick Johnson and Louisville’s Russ Smith headlined a group that was thin on first-round talent, but loaded with players who have local ties. None of the players in attendance is expected to go close to where the Celtics are scheduled to...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Siva, Russ Smith Are Holding A Louisville “Camp Of Champions” In Mid-June

Former Louisville guards Peyton Siva and Russ Smith may not go on to have incredible careers at the professional level, but they’ll always hold a special place in the hearts of Cardinals fans after leading the program to a national championship in 2013. As Siva prepares for his second season with the Detroit Pistons and Smith does his best to impress NBA scouts before this year’s...
Via College Spun
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Had A Very Strong Showing During Thursday’s Workout With The Clippers

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect With the 2014 NBA Draft just a little over a month away, the majority of the draft hopefuls have began working out with NBA teams to showcase their talent. Former Louisville star Russ Smith was a part of the Los Angeles mini combine on Thursday. [Clippers Mini-Combine Rosters] Smith had a solid showing at last week’s NBA combine. He held his...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Russ Smith NBA Draft Combine Interview

Former Louisville guard Russ Smith is one of the sixty NBA Draft hopefuls attending the combine in Chicago, IL., this week. Smith has spent the past couple of weeks working out and preparing for his pro career at the Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas. On Thursday afternoon, Russ sat down with Seth Davis of Campus Insiders at the combine for a brief interview.
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

FedEx loses Russ Smith's championship jersey

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect This weekend was supposed to be a very special one for Russ Smith. After having one of the most successful careers in the history of the Louisville basketball program, Smith earned his degree from the University and participated in graduation on Saturday. Unfortunately, Smith found out over the weekend that he’d likely never see his 2013 national...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

FedEx Lost Russ Smith’s National Championship Game Jersey

Apparently earlier this week, FedEx lost Russ Smith’s National Championship Game jersey that he wore last year vs. Michigan, and he was justifiably pissed off. The company instructed Smith to send back the frame that was holding the jersey to repair it after his dad broke it. Here are some more details per the ex-Louisville […] The post FedEx Lost Russ Smith’s National Championship...
Via Diehardsport
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

FedEx Threw Way U of L Russ Smith’s Championship Jersey

School sports rivalries can sometimes bring out the very worse in people. Louisville G Russ Smith is having some drama with Federal Express’ Memphis branch. The shipping giant has apparent misplaced Smith’s 2013 NCAA championship jersey. FedEx is claiming that the jersey was somehow thrown away, but the details of the story seem a little more odd than just that. FedEx delivered...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

FedEx Lost Louisville’s Russ Smith’s National Championship Game Jersey, Guard Is Extremely Upset

Russ Smith’s national championship game jersey is missing, and FedEx is apparently to blame. The former Louisville shooting guard was presented with the framed jersey on the Cardinal’s senior night. It was getting shipped to Smith’s New York barber shop, but when it arrived, the glass and frame were cracked. So FedEx told Smith to ship it back, jersey included. FedEx has now...
Via College Spun
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith says FedEx lost his championship jersey

A jersey won by Russ Smith in the University of Louisville’s 2013 NCAA basketball championship game has disappeared and some people at Federal Express are catching some heat. The jersey was in a frame delivered by Fed Ex to Russ Smith, Sr. in New York but the glass was broken. Smith filed a claim, and was told to return the frame, which he returned with the No. 2 jersey still inside...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes get marquee game at Louisville

The annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge will bring Ohio State an early-season marquee game on Dec. 2 at Louisville. The Cardinals, national champions in 2013 and a Sweet 16 team a year ago, play their first ACC season in 2014-15. Though Russ Smith and Luke Hancock departed, big man Montrezl Harrell chose to return to school and Louisville should again be a preseason top-20 (and likely higher...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Named KenPom Player of the Year For The Second Consecutive Season

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect For the second year in a row Louisville has been recognized by college basketball’s stats sage Ken Pomeroy. His statistical equations have ranked the Cardinals the best team in the country and Russ Smith the nation’s best player under his statistic. Pomeroy’s statistical ratings focus on how efficient a team is on both the offensive and...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Louisville’s Russ Smith Attended Last Night’s Final Four, Wore A Cowboy Hat

Kentucky ended Louisville’s dreams of repeating as national champions, but apparently Cardinals point guard Russ Smith isn’t holding much of a grudge. We all heard how he went and personally congratulated his rival in their locker room after his final collegiate game. But it also looks like he attended last night’s Final Four games in the Kentucky fan section. He also wore...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith adds to list of All-American first teams

Russ Smith’s No. 2 jersey will soon be making its way to the rafters of the KFC Yum! Center, more than likely retired from use by any future University of Louisville basketball players. He was named a first-team All-American Monday by the Associated Press, the latest in a growing list of such honors, including  the United States Basketball Writers Association, Sports Illustrated...
Via Louisville Card Game
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Russ Smith Named to AP, Wooden Award All-America Teams

Pete Cautilli – The Cardinal Connect Although Louisville’s season came to an end on Friday night in the Sweet 16, the All American honors continue to roll in for senior guard Russ Smith. On Monday afternoon, Smith was named a First Team All American by the Associated Press and Wooden Award All American team. Smith is the first Louisville player to be named a First Team All American...
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameraman Falls on Louisville’s Russ Smith in Locker Room

Louisville Cardinals senior Russ Smith was reflecting on his college career when a cameraman lost his balance in the locker room. Smith saved said cameraman from falling flat on his face and even helped him up. [Lost Lettermen] The post Cameraman Falls on Louisville’s Russ Smith in Locker Room appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Russ Smith Thanks Teammates, Coaches, Fans On Instagram After Final Game At Louisville

Russ Smith’s Louisville career came to and end last night at the hands of Kentucky in the Sweet 16, but the fiery guard seems to be reflecting on the positive things that have happened during his college years rather than the heartbreaking final loss. As is becoming customary for star players who have completed their college careers, Russ took to Instagram late last night to thank...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Camera guy wipes out on Russ Smith during interview (Video)

Russ Smith had a crowded locker after Louisville’s loss to Kentucky on Friday night. Almost every writer and reporter wanted to talk to Smith, who had just finished playing in his final collegiate game. One cameraman even tried to sit on his lap. Just kidding, but a guy actually did take a spill and drop […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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