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Deadspin rates Louisville as #1 most watchable

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University of Louisville makes the front page of Gawker website Deadspin today as the number one most watchable team in college basketball this week.

"1. Louisville. Even with one loss (against Duke, in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game), Rick Pitino's squad takes the top spot in our inaugural rankings due to the play of guard Russ Smith, who has knack for turning an ordinary skill (dribbling a basketball) into a holy-shit moment (dribbling a basketball while nearly somersaulting). Last year, he was nicknamed "Russdiculous"—fairly, if clangingly—for his erratic shooting (38 percent within the arc) and his rather baroque decision-making in the open court. This year finds him in the midst of a largely unheralded All-America season, connecting on 49 percent of his twos, 36 percent of his threes, and swiping steals in 6.2 percent of his defensive possessions. He's a classic New York City guard—he's unafraid to shoot; he loves the heavy traffic in the paint; and he infuriates his coaches when he's not blowing their minds.
Next game: Wednesday vs. Florida International, the intra-Pitino game"

It's always nice to be noticed nationally, and I'm very happy to see Russ get a little more coverage right before Smithmas as an early present from the media. Overall the best things about this article was that it linked the "SHOTS!" video as well as ranking us above Duke in at least one poll.

Deadspin; The Most Watchable Teams in College Basketball

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