Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rick Pitino Gives David Levitch a Scholarship, Announces Plans for a J.V. Team

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has blogged a recap article of the Cardinals' trip to Puerto Rico.

The article is filled with nuggets, including news that David Levitch has been awarded a scholarship for this season and Pitino plans to implement a J.V. team at Louisville.

Here is an excerpt:

David Levitch: Just was awarded a scholarship for this season. Dependable player who will help us in tough situations. If he had a consistent jump shot he would definitely see action. Not sure if he is ready.

Jay Henderson: walk-on from St. John’s. Was the surprise of our trip! Good size and work ethic. Will be ready!

Dillon Avare: Had a chance to play major minutes in our preliminary games. Definitely improving and making strides. Needs time.

Ryan McMahon: Shooter with a strong work ethic and great attitude. Probably will redshirt. Defense needs a lot of work. Hoping he grows, if not, must learn how to make players better at the point guard position. Needs time.

We are working on playing 10 J.V. games this year. Some will be played at the Yum! Center on game day. It will give guys like Matz, Dillon and Ryan a chance to play major minutes and continue to develop.

Pitino also had high praise for Damion Lee:

Damion Lee: explosive scorer with great size for a guard. Handles the ball well and plays extremely hard at both ends. More than ready

The rest of the team needs time.  That is not a negative but rather a fact that it is August.

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