We all know the strength of this Cardinal team will be the back court and apparently so does CBS. In the most recent addition of CBSSports.com One-on-One series writers Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander debate the Top 10 Back courts in the Nation. The Louisville back court checks in right behind fellow AAC member the Memphis Tigers and Two spots ahead of in state rival Kentucky. The entire Top 10 is as follows:
3. Oklahoma State
7. Notre Dame
10. Boise State
Both also had some kind words to say about the Cards
So who’s No. 2? I’m going Louisville. Won the title last year, lose Peyton Siva, but I gotta be honest here. Siva was a good talent, tremendous leader and unique player under Rick Pitino. Also true? He had bad decisions at the ready. Maybe not as many as Russ Smith, but Siva was prone to a boneheaded play now and again. Louisville’s bringing in Chris Jones, one of my most anticipated players for the upcoming season. Russ Smith was on a per-possession basis the most valuable guard in the game last season. Kevin Ware is a solid backup
— if his leg is fully healed. And then you get Terry Rozier and Anton Gill, two names most fans outside of Kentucky don’t know, but that to me rivals Memphis — if Ware can match or improve on his play from last year.
JB: I don’t want to agree with you, because then it gets boring. I love Louisville’s backcourt, and I think Terry Rozier is going to be a stud. He blew up during his prep year at Hargrave Military Academy, and the trio of Russ, Chris Jones and Rozier is going to be exceptional.