Another Rick Pitino-owned horse named after Louisville player ‘Three Point Luke’

Kyle Ringo
The Dagger: College Basketball Blog

Luke Hancock is the latest Louisville basketball player to have one of coach Rick Pitino's horses named after him. The horse's name is Three Point Luke.

Hancock earned the honor after being named MVP of the Final Four this year helping lead the Cardinals to their third national title. Dennis O'Neill, trainer who works with Pitino, apparently decided to rename a 2-year-old horse after Hancock.

Pitino owns 5 percent of Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents, who will be running in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. He owns numerous other horses including those named after guard Peyton Siva (Siva) and center Gorgui Dieng (Gorgui). Pitino also named a horse after guard Russ Smith (Russdiculous) but he no longer owns that horse. Russdiculous is also running at Churchill Downs this week, though not in the Kentucky Derby.

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