In the last decade the Cards have had a number of great players. If I had to put together a team with guys from the last ten years, this is who I would go with.
Point Guard – Reece Gaines
Played at Louisville from 1999-2003. His first two years under Coach Crum and his final two with Coach Pitino. AP All-America 3rd team honors his senior season while leading the Cardinals to a 25-7 win-loss record. All C-USA First Team 01-02 and 02-03. Ranked 4th in career points with 1,945 and 5th in career assists with 475.
Shooting Guard – Terrence Williams
Played at Louisville from 2005-2009. In 08-09 Williams led Louisville to the Big East Title, as well as a #1 ranking, the first ever in the University of Louisville’s history. Williams was a member of the back to back Elite 8 teams in 07-08 and 08-09 and was named to the 2009 All Big East First Team. During the 2007-08 season, Williams achieved the third and fourth triple-doubles in Louisville basketball history (the first two by Samaki Walker and Ellis Myles). He racked up 14 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the Cardinals’ season-opening 104-69 win over Hartford and had 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a January 19, 2008 loss to Seton Hall.
Small Forward – Francisco Garcia
Played at Louisville from 2002-2005. Garcia helped lead Louisville to its 8th Final Four in 2005. In 2003 Garcia was the C-USA Freshman of the year. Garcia was a two time All C-USA First Team 03-04 and 04-05. NABC All American second team honors in 2005.
Power Forward – Earl Clark
Played at Louisville from 2006-2009. Clark was a member of the back to back Elite 8 teams in 07-08 and 08-09. In 2008 Clark received NCAA East Region All-Tournament honors. 2009 All Big East Third Team honors.
Center – Ellis Myles
Played at Louisville from 2000-2005. Myles help lead Louisville to its 8th Final Four in 2005 and was a member of the West Regional All Tournament Team. Posted the second triple double in Louisville history on 3/10/05 against TCU, with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Ranks 6th in all time rebounds with 998. Ranks 10th all time in career starts with 109.
It was tough leaving some of these guys out of the starting line-up.