Honoring Our Seniors: Luke Hancock

03/07/2014 04:56 PM

  • 69 games
  • 665 career points
  • 114 career three-pointers

*All stats from his career as a Cardinal

Luke Hancock only played as a Card for two seasons, but it was a wild ride. He started his career at George Mason University, averaging 10.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists. As a freshman, he was named to the Colonial Athletic Association all-rookie team. After sitting out the 2011-2012 season due to transfer rules, Hancock played a huge role in Louisville’s national championship team despite a rough start.

“It was kind of tough during my red shirt year. Scoring a lot of points in practice sounds good, but it doesn’t get you anywhere,” Hancock said. “When the season started games picked up quite a bit, and I didn’t shoot the ball as well. I got ripped apart for a while and it was tough to adjust, but just when you get used to coach’s style, you know what you need to take in and what you need to let slide.”

By the end of the season, he led the team in three-pointers and hit a three in 20 of his last 21 games. Hancock was the first non-starter to be named the MVP of the Final Four. He scored 20 points against Wichita State. In the championship game against Michigan, Hancock led the team in scoring with 22 points and was 5-of-5 from beyond the arc.

As a senior, Hancock is averaging 11.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game so far. He had his best game against Rutgers at the Yum! Center. He scored a career-high 25 points, hitting 6 of 8 three-pointers. Just in his career as a Cardinal, Hancock scored over 600 points.

“It’s been a long road. Senior day is going to be tough. It’s the last time you put on the home whites in the Yum! Center,” Hancock said. “Coming to Louisville, my expectations were to win a national championship, and now it is to win two national championships.”

Here’s hoping for a trip to Dallas, Luke.


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