Hall of Fame University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitito will have his hands full this offseason replacing a number of star players from last season’s Elite 8 squad, most namely Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell, both projected to be 1st Round NBA Draft picks and Wayne Blackshear, who leaves via graduation.
He will receive a huge boost on the recruiting front, reeling in a Top 10 nationally ranked recruiting class featuring potential instant impact players like the high flying Donovan Mitchell, Deng Abel, and Ray Spalding.
But he may want to look a bit closer at some of the little used players he already has on the roster following a recent video going viral around the web of former walk-on David Devitch serving up one of the most amazing alley oops we’ve ever seen during practice time at Louisville’s facilities.
Devitch is a little used shooting guard, who averaged just 1 point in just 4.8 minutes per game during the Cardinals’ successful 27 win season last year, but he may get more burn this upcoming season off the bench for his amazing 3 point prowess, as he sunk more than 220 treys in is hig school career.
The recipient of the pass was fellow incoming sophomore Jaylen Johnson, a 6’9 forward who averaged 1.3 points and 1.3 boards in 4.6 minutes as a freshman.
This is an incredibly imaginative and skilled play for a collegiate player but it reminds me of that instant classic pulled off by Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire in the 2005 NBA Slam Dunk Contest…………
— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) June 20, 2015
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, Balltribe.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.