Russ Smith by the numbers

The Louisville basketball coaching staff was trying to scout JJ Moore, an eventual Pitt commissioner, in 2009 when they encountered a six-foot, 160-pound scoring guard. His name was Russ Smith, he was a three-star prospect, and he went on to become one of the most exciting players in U of L history, impressing fans from 2010 to 2014.

Today, at halftime of Louisville’s 4 p.m. game against Notre Dame, Smith’s jersey number will be disabled.

Here’s a look at Smith, by the numbers:

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7 games started during the first 2 years in Louisville

Number of games started by Smith during his first two years in Louisville. He played sparingly as a freshman, made a major contribution to the bench as a sophomore—11.5 points per game—then exploded as a junior and senior, averaging better than 18 points per game and becoming one of the top players in college basketball.

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