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Samardo Samuels

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LouisvilleCOMMITTED (06/12/2007)OfferedNoneRick Pitino, Steve Masiello
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Scouting Report on Samardo Samuels

by Jerry Meyer - 08/28/2006
An automatic double/double type player, Samuels is a physical force around the basket. A bruising rebounder, Samuels is also a solid low post scorer. He has good feet and hands and a soft touch in the paint. His ball handling and outside shooting are improving, and Samuels passes the ball well out of the post.

Jerry Meyer serves as a national scout and recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. He played at Lipscomb University where be became college basketball's all-time career assist leader. Meyer earned Mr. Basketball honors in the state of Tennessee as a high school junior and senior. He has served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt and also co-authored the book, "Basketball Skills and Drills."

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Mailbag: Who should be ranked No. 2?10/08/2008 Rivals.com College Basketball

North Carolina is widely regarded as the best team in the country. There is significantly less agreement on who should be ranked second. At least five team are considered contenders, but does Rick Pitino's Louisville team deserve consideration? Andrew Skwara answers that question and more in his latest mailbag.

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