Russ Smith and Montrezl Harrell are among the 50 players in college basketball this season who have been named to the Wooden Award Watch List. Annually given to the top player in college basketball, the Wooden Award is one of the highest honors in D1 roundball. The great Dr. Dunkenstein, Darrell Griffith, was the last cardinal to receive this award.
With his name on the Wooden Award Watch list, looking for his 2nd national title and 3rd final four, named as a preseason All-American, a senior class award candidate likely to become the all-time leader in steals, and a top 5 in scoring, Russell Smith may go down as one of if not the Greatest Player Ever to play Louisville Basketball. We should all take the time to cherish the last season of RUSS. Last seasons senior night was tough, but this year will the departure of Russ, LUUUUKE, Trezl, Chane, Hendo and possibly others its gonna be a tear filled goodbye.
RUSS the G.O.A.T.zL. Just as we all predicted.