Our Favorite Blogger Has Made His Return

Our favorite Cardinal blogger has made his return. Rick Pitino published his first blog post in quite some time earlier this morning on RickPitnio.com. Coach P gives us an update on what each player needs to improve on over the summer. He also takes a look back at the Cards Final Four run.

Gorgui Dieng    

  • Strength and weight gain
  • Turning over his right shoulder with low post moves
  • 3pt shooting- One make per game (have to keep the big fella happy).

Chane  Behanan 

  • Balance on jumpshot. Release out and above head instead of behind his head.              
  • One on one moves. What we call straight line body to body moves, bullying defense to the basket.               
  • Defensive footwork


  • Introduce him to passing (lol)
  • Improve balance on jumpshot
  • Recognize high percentage shots vs. low percentage ones
  • Improve his 3pt shooting

Peyton Siva

  • Just continue what we started the last month of the season.
  • He has made great strides with is technique on jumper.
  • Passionate worker.

Luke Hancock

  • Rehab until August.
  • Move his jumpshot more on right side of head.
  • It will take him all of September to regain form.
  • Like Peyton, passionate worker!

Zach Price

  • Free throw shooting improvement a must
  • Arc on jumpshot
  • Low post moves, turning over left shoulder
  • Passing vs. pressure
  • Conditioning is his biggest weakness

Angel Nunez

  • Strength
  • Defensive footwork
  • Like Russdiculous, will introduce him to the art of passing
  • Developing consistency with his jumpshot.

Tim Henderson

  • Arc on jumper, major key to improvement on his shot.
  • Buy him a hair brush so he can brush once a month
  • Also passionate worker

Michael Baffour

  • AKA (Dark Slime) Don’t ask, Russ’s nickname.
  • Newest walk on from Lexington, will replace the Bullet.
  • Have to determine what his best position will be.

Rock and Mike Marra

  • Will continue rehab and quickness drills.

Stephan Van Treese

  • Like Zach, arc on jumper
  • Conditioning
  • Turning over right shoulder in low post

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About Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick has worked in sports talk radio for over three years.

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