Entering the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Luke Hancock was not the most recognized player on the Louisville Cardinals, but after a great tournament, Hancock is set to have a big year in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
Hancock averaged 8.1 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game on the season. That had nothing on what he did in the Final Four, putting up 21 points points per game in the final two games of the tourney.
Hancock showed that he could be a very productive player with more playing time. It helped that he shot lights out from all over the court in the final two games, which included a perfect 5-5 from behind the arc against the Michigan Wolverines. If it weren’t for Hancock, the Wolverines would have definitely won the national championship.
You would think after the way that Hancock finished, that he would get more playing time next season. Not to mention, he will be a senior playing in his last year in college basketball.
Coming off of a national championship, Louisville will be expected to make the Final Four once again. This team will be losing some talent, but it will also be returning a lot–which includes leading scorer Russ Smith–and Hancock is set to have a big role for the Cardinals.
After what Hancock did in this year’s dance, it seems like it was the right choice for him to transfer from George Mason. Who knows, with a big senior year, he could be a hot commodity in the 2014 NBA Draft.
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