Steven Enoch is one of five newcomers to Rick Pitino’s roster, but he’s the only one who won’t be eligible to play. Due to the NCAA’s transfer rule, the UConn transfer will have to sit for the upcoming season and will have two years of eligibility in 2018.
I’d say there’s a lot that Louisville fans don’t know about Enoch, considering he spent the first two seasons of his college career at a different school. I’d say most fan weren’t aware that despite have two american parents and being born in Connecticut, Enoch plays for the Armenian national team.
Enoch has no Armenian ancestry, but last summer he filed the necessary paperwork to receive dual citizenship. The 6-foot-11 center hooked up with the Armenian team through Jere Quinn, his former coach at St. Thomas More High School.
Last summer Enoch averaged 17.3 points and 15.2 rebounds in six games for Armenia in the U20 European Championships. He’s off to a great start this summer for the Armenian team in the U20 European Championships in Crete, Greece. Enoch is averaging 21.5 points and 10 rebounds through two games.
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.