Wall will be eligible.
The MOST he will miss is 3 games.
I read an interesting report on a Louisville scrimmage recently.
Wonder how long Pitino will stick with Sosa at the 1? Sounds like Siva is better at everything.
Louisville is going to really struggle on the wings this season. Their big man depth leaves a bit to be desired as well.
I totally agree with you on the wings. The loss of Williams and Clark is huge and Delk and Swopshire aren't anywhere near their level. However, the strength of this team is at the five. Samuels and Jennings were very good last year and look even better this year.
This will be an interesting year. Theoretically, the inside out punch and depth should take this team far but they have to transition from a forward-led team to a guard-led team. Also, in addition to everything else he brought, Terrence Williams was the heart and soul of that team. Now you have Reginald Delk trying to fill his position and Smith and Sosa trying to fill the leadership void.
One thing you can count on with this team (and with every Pitino team really) is they will likely look rough early before turning it on for conference play.
And I'll add, just like UK they looked like world-beaters in the red-white scrimmage. The Georgetown game was a better gauge of their situation as they clearly showed their inexperience and lack of practice time. Mike Marra went from three point specialist (7 threes in the scrimmage) to the bench (too many turnovers and stupid plays) in less than a week.
Personally, if it wasn't UD, I'm glad he decided on Michigan St.
After watching the Blue-White scrimmage, I only have one real concern at this time. Who the heck in going to hit the outside shot?
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Expect lots of zone from teams playing Kentucky this year. And losses in some of those.
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I'll add two more names to your list. Mark Krebs and Josh Harrellson. If Harrellson is allowed to step out and hit some threes, it is going to make Kentucky that much more deadly. Krebs is another shooter who could get minutes just because Kentucky is low in that department.
Dodson and Krebs are without question the two best perimeter shooters, and then you would probably put Miller, but beyond that, UK's next best outside shooters, believe it or not, are all their big men. Harrellson's been mentioned, but the others have better outside games than do Wall, Bledsoe, Liggins and Harris. Hood is improving, but hasn't had much of an outside shot until more recently. Cousins has a very versatile game and can step out and 3s pretty consistently, in the mold of an Antoine Walker (without the debt, I hope). Stevenson is surprisingly pretty decent from beyond the arc, which he might as well be because he's definitely not an offensive threat down low. Patterson and Orton are probably the least effective of UK's five big men from outside, but they are better than the average big man beyond the arc. It's a team with unusually strong range from the big men, but rather thin range from the spots you'd normally expect it from.
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