During his first season with the program, Louisville walk-on David Levitch appeared in 18-games averaging 2.6 minutes. To say that Levitch was an integral piece to last year’s team wouldn’t be true, but the former North Oldham Mustang played more than a lot of people expected.
Levitch admits that he himself didn’t expect to play as many minutes as he did.
“It really was,” Levitch said when asked if he was surprised by the amount of minutes he played in year one. “But we didn’t have a very good schedule last year so that really helped a lot.”
The Louisville program has had a number of players over the years who have played big roles, despite not being on scholarship. The most recent walk-on to crack Pitino’s rotation was Tim Henderson. Levitch spent just one season with Hendo, but learned a lot from man we now all know as “Wichita.”
“I’ve really looked up to Tim,” Levtitch said. “He’s told me what it takes to continue working as hard as possible. He says there will be some tough times, but you’ve just got to work through it.”