Despite stating just 24 hours ago that starting guard Trey Lewis would miss Sunday's ACC opener against Wake Forest because of a sprained ankle, Rick Pitino now says the senior will attempt to give it a go.
Trey Lewis (sprained ankle) is going to try to play tonight vs. Wake Forest after all, Rick Pitino says.— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) January 3, 2016
For anyone doubting the severity of Lewis' injury, Pitino posted video of the injury -- suffered during practice on Friday -- earlier today. It's not pretty.
Lewis enters tonight's game ranking second for Louisville in both points (14.7 ppg) and assists (2.6 apg). He is coming off a 15-point performance in the Cardinals' loss against Kentucky eight days ago.
Even if Lewis does see the floor tonight, it's hard to imagine him starting. Rick Pitino said earlier in the week that true freshman Donovan Mitchell would start in this game, and with Lewis injured, it's a safe bet that regular starter Quentin Snider will be your man at the point.
Tip-off between the Cards and Demon Deacons is set for 8 p.m.