Rick Pitino told a funny joke recently. He said he has seven or eight players on Louisville’s current roster that will play in the NBA someday. I’m being completely serious right now. He really said that. Swear.
“I think we are just scratching the surface,” Pitino told The Sporting News. “I’ve got a lot of guys right now, seven or eight guys on the team, who aren’t one-and-dones but will play in the NBA someday.”
Yeah, and I’m Denzel Washington.
Terry Rozier, who will soon become Rick’s fourth player in the league, took a shot at John Calipari’s system when talking about his former coach. He said, “(Pitino) wants to get to know them. You don’t get to know someone genuinely, like their life story, if he just has them for one year. It’s not a sincere deal.”
Pitino added, “We don’t have one and dones. I’m not against one and dones, but the guys we need are like Montrezl and Terry – ranked in the top 60 and they need a year or two of development, then they move on.”
This is too good. Rick pretending he prefers Top 60 players and saying he has seven or eight NBA guys on Louisville’s roster when he only has one in the league that actually sees the floor. Gorgui is his one and Karl Towns is about to eat his minutes. The other two are Earl Clark and Russ Smith, who played a combined 158 minutes last season. That’s not even three more hours of playing time than you and I got last season.
I honestly can’t name seven or eight Louisville players without Google. I can’t wait to see them in the NBA soon.