Tuesday April 9, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The father of Russ Smith says the Louisville junior guard will leave school to enter the NBA draft.
Russ Smith Sr. said the Cardinals' leading scorer "did it all" during his college career that culminated with Louisville's 82-76 victory over Michigan Monday night for the NCAA championship. That title, two Big East and an all-conference first-team selection this season completes a resume he said made it easy for his son to take it to the next level.
Smith's father said his son will announce his decision in the next week.
Smith averaged 18.9 points this season including 23.3 in six NCAA tournament games. But he struggled in the Cardinals' title-clinching victory, missing 13 of 16 shots and finishing with just nine points.
Nonetheless, Smith Sr. said, "he's going."
Copyright 2013 Associated Press
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.