CBSSports.com released their online preview, and like most everyone else, they’re extremely high on the Cards. Their panel of experts are: Jeff Borzello, Jeff Goodman,
Credit Card Thief Doug Gottlieb, Matt Norlander, and Gary Parrish.
-Goodman, Parrish, and Borzello picked the Cards to win the Big East.
-Borzello, Goodman, Gottlieb, and Parrish all have Louisville going to the Final Four. (It’s worth repeating that the UofL-hater Doug Gottlieb himself, picked UofL to go to the Final Four.)
-Goodman predicts the Cards will cut down the nets in 2013.
-UofL has four players listed in their Top 100 Players
Gorgui at #22
Surefire NBA draft pick, and that wasn’t the case this time a year ago. Dieng has adapted extremely well to paint play. Defensive monster who doesn’t tire easily. — M.N.
Behanan at #29
Behanan is a bruising power forward just big enough to dominate at the collegiate level and just short enough to be forced to remain at Louisville a little longer than somebody with his overall talent should. The winner because of this is Rick Pitino because Behanan could turn into a terrific four-year player. — G.P.
Siva at #34
Siva has been through a lot during his career at Louisville, with plenty of highs and plenty of lows. This year, Siva will be the leader of a team with national championship aspirations. He’s up for it. — J.B.
Blackshear at #47
Because of shoulder injuries last season, Blackshear didn’t get a chance to show his potential. When healthy, he’s a physical wing scorer who can drive to the rim or get points in the mid-range. — J.B.