Louisville represented well at AAC Media Day



Louisville took place in the first and last AAC media day they will ever be apart of and they were represented well. The defending champs were the overwhelming favorites to win the Conference gaining 9 of the 10 first place votes. Russ Smith was tabbed as the POY as well as 1st Team all AAC. Russ wasn’t alone in the honors though, Chane Behanan was also named to the 1st Team and Montrezl Harrell to the 2nd. Below we have all the info you need to know about the American Athletic Conference Media Day:


2013-14 AAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Rk Team (First-Place Votes) Pts.
1. Louisville (9) * 81
2. UConn (1) 69
3. Memphis 68
4. Cincinnati 58
5. Temple 40
6. SMU 39
7. Houston 28
8. USF 27
9. UCF 24
10. Rutgers 16




Preseason Player of the Year 
Russ Smith, G, Sr., Louisville

Preseason Rookie of the Year
Keith Frazier, G, Fr., SMU

Preseason All-Conference Teams

First Team
Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati
Shabazz Napier, G, UConn *
Chane Behanan, F, Louisville
Russ Smith, G, Louisville *
Joe Jackson, G, Memphis *

Second Team
Isaiah Sykes, G, UCF
Ryan Boatright, G, UConn
TaShawn Thomas, F, Houston
Montrezl Harrell, F, Louisville
Anthony Collins, G, USF
Victor Rudd, F, USF



Russ Smith on the Memphis-Louisville game this year: “It’s going to be a war.”

Rick Pitino on new point guard Chris Jones: “He has a competitive disorder.”

Rick Pitino says Russ Smith is the closest thing he’s seen in a college player to Allen Iverson. Says “you’re never out of a game” with him.



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