Warning to schools throughout the ACC: Better have a spare basket ready next season when Louisville comes to town.
Junior forward Montrezl Harrell has shown a propensity for tearing down rims and shattering backboards this offseason
Harrell, a preseason All-American candidate and potential NBA lottery pick, broke his second backboard in the past four months Sunday during a summer league game at Woodward High School in Cincinnati. Freelance photographer Anthony Tribble captured the moment with a well-timed photo that shows the glass just as it's beginning to shatter.
Louisville's Montrezl Harrell breaks a backboard during a summer league game at woodward high school. pic.twitter.com/kVjjwEIljQ— Anthony Tribble (@tonyphotos) July 27, 2014
Only four months earlier Harrell apparently inflicted some damage to another backboard. Former North Carolina forward John Henson posted this photo on Twitter showing the aftermath of another basket-breaking dunk from the Louisville forward.
It's no surprise to those who have watched Harrell play recently that he is inflicting so much damage on rims and backboards. The muscular Louisville forward broke the school's single-season dunks record this past season and was chided by Rick Pitino for dunking too hard after injuring his wrist on a particularly vicious slam.
It's possible Harrell may have broken a third frame this offseason, though no photographic proof has emerged. Wrote Louisville guard Chris Jones on Instagram, Sunday's shattered backboard is "like the third one this summer."
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