ESPN's Jimmy Dykes Breaks Down the Race for the Wooden Award and Who to Watch During March Madness

Russ Smith

School: Louisville
Position: Guard 
Year: Junior
2012-2013 Stats: 18.1 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.0 APG 2.0 SPG

"He's why I like Louisville. I have them picked as one of my teams to get to the Final Four because I think the guy values winning as much as anyone in the Tournament. I like how hard he plays. He's got a gambler's mentality about him, everything he does is trying to win ball games. Yeah, he'll make some plays that maybe you really don't want from a coach's standpoint but its completely offset by how hard he plays and by how dangerous he is on both sides of the floor. He can make something out of nothing as well as anybody in the college game right now."

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