The University of Louisville national champion basketball team will have one of its standouts return for his senior season. Russ Smith announced at a news conference this afternoon he will come back and help defend the national title.
Smith was the Cardinals leading scorer this past season at 18.7 points per game. Smith’s father had said following Louisville’s win over Michigan that he would turn pro. The younger Smith said at the news conference he wanted to be the first in his family to graduate from college.
Coach Rick Pitino said when Smith leaves U of L, he will be remembered as one of the most successful Cardinal players ever.