UofL BASKETBALL | Good news eases a little pain of "March Sadness"

03/19/2016 08:28 AM

Rick Pitino added another entry to his blog, but instead of MVP’s and game analysis, it was to express his dejection over being a spectator to this seasons NCAA Tournament.

In his latest post, titled “ March Sadness “ Pitino starts by reflecting back to summer 2015 when his team was putting in “countless hours of work” in order put together a special run in 2015-16 season. He goes on to explain the annual ritual of watching the tournament selection show with the team and select friends of the program, and the excitement of waiting to see where the team is seeded.

Pitino also wrote about the conflicting emotions of not participating in an annual tournament he has grown accustomed to. “I truly believe that idleness, especially during these times, is the devil’s workshop,” Pitino says. “These times call for preparation, organization and getting better, not bitter. It’s a difficult way to look at things when you love March Madness as much as me, but it’s the only way out.”

There is some positive news for the Cardinal’s future though as 5-star Louisville Commit, V.J. King earned another award in his senior season for Paul VI High School in Fairfax, VA. King was recently named the Virginia High School Boy’s Player of the Year.

King, the 6’7 small forward is also the 24th Louisville player to participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game. King averaged nearly 23 points per game for Paul VI, just shy of 10 rebounds, and has a 3.54 GPA.


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