Pitino and the Louisville basketball team held a closed scrimmage yesterday and there was plenty to be excited about. The Cards were lead by senior Montrezl Harrell with 32 points but it was a couple of reserves that caught my eye. Soph. Anton Gill finished with 27 points in the game and Freshman Chinanu Onuaku led everyone with 14 rebounds and added 4 blocks. Gill and Onuaku could be exactly what the doctor ordered for a Louisville team that quite honestly has unproven talent on the bench.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville All-America forward Montrezl Harrell totaled 32 points, six rebounds, four blocked shots, three assists and two steals to lead the Black team to a 91-82 victory over the Red team in a private intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday.
Senior guard Chris Jones produced 18 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals for the Black team while sophomore guard Anton Gill added 27 points. Harrell (10-of-18 FG, 9-of-14 FT, 3-of-6 3FG) received support inside from freshman teammate Chinanu Onuaku, who grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and blocked four shots.
Senior forward Wayne Blackshear led the Red team with 26 points while grabbing five rebounds. Sophomore guard Terry Rozier added 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals while sophomore center Mangok Mathiang was the top rebounder for the Red with 11 boards, eight points and three assists. Freshman guard Quentin Snider (11 points, four assists) and sophomore guard David Levitch (10 points) scored in double figures for the Red.
The Black squad jumped out to a 17-point lead midway through the first of two 20 minutes halves, but the Red fought back to trail 42-36 at halftime. The Black team pushed again pushed out to a significant margin, leading by 17 before the Red team battled back.
The Cards will hit the floor at the Yum Center for the first of two Red/White scrimmages this Sunday at 2pm.