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JohnMax 06-26-2015 04:46 PM

Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
In recent interview with ESPN.com, Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino heaped some high praise on former Ohio State point guard D'Angelo Russell.

Pitino told Hannah Storm, "In the last 30 some-odd years, outside of Magic Johnson he's the best passer I've seen come along."

Woah, just let that sink in for a second.

Russell grew up in Louisville and was recruited heavily by Pitino.

"(He) has great instincts (and) really understands the game very well," Pitino said. "Anytime you have that type of passing skills and that offensive mind for the game I think you're going to be something special."

Pitino even said he wouldn't be surprised if Russell nabbed Rookie of the Year honors next season.

https://vine.co/v/e5w9erhElBL

SugarHill 06-26-2015 04:49 PM

Re: Rick Pitino Calls Russell Best Passer In Last 30 Years Besides Magic
 

Sarcastic 06-26-2015 04:49 PM

Re: Rick Pitino Calls Russell Best Passer In Last 30 Years Besides Magic
 
I think he has a claim to that title as well


oh the horror 06-26-2015 04:50 PM

Re: Rick Pitino Calls Russell Best Passer In Last 30 Years Besides Magic
 
Haters in 3...2...

SugarHill 06-26-2015 04:52 PM

Re: Rick Pitino Calls Russell Best Passer In Last 30 Years Besides Magic
 

raprap 06-26-2015 04:53 PM

Re: Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
I see a lot of JKidd in Russell with a much higher ceiling in his jumpshot.

FireDavidKahn 06-26-2015 04:53 PM

Re: Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
He obviously has never seen Rubio:facepalm

Raymone 06-26-2015 04:55 PM

Re: Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FireDavidKahn
He obviously has never seen Rubio:facepalm

lol'd

RRR3 06-26-2015 04:55 PM

Re: Rick Pitino Calls Russell Best Passer In Last 30 Years Besides Magic
 

GIF REACTION 06-26-2015 04:57 PM

Re: Rick Pitino Calls Russell Best Passer In Last 30 Years Besides Magic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SugarHill


Droid101 06-26-2015 04:58 PM

Re: Rick Pitino Calls Russell Best Passer In Last 30 Years Besides Magic
 
No shit. I just watched this Russell highlight video... near the end they start showing his passes. Wow. Best college passing since Magic, easy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGjtVa4VMw

oh the horror 06-26-2015 04:59 PM

Re: Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
High praise by him and Jerry West but I'm more of the opinion that they should relax before they fall into the realm of overhyping the kid up and just let dude go out there and perform.


I mean since Magic Johnson? Errrrr

RonSwanson 06-26-2015 05:01 PM

Re: Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
Interesting since he wouldn't offer him a starting position and went off to Ohio St.

Sarcastic 06-26-2015 05:01 PM

Re: Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
Look the kid is special, but let's see him play an NBA game before we anoint him as the best passer since Magic. That much expectation shouldn't be put on him this early.

1987_Lakers 06-26-2015 05:02 PM

Re: Rick Pitino calls Russell best passer in last 30 years besides Magic
 
I still havent seen a link where Jerry West praises him.


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