Russ Smith, Louisville: He's part of a dynamic guard duo for the Cardinals, and he's been great from behind the arc, making multiple threes in 14 games. Plus, after a 74-55 win over Villanova in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament, Smith and the team got a visit for former President Bill Clinton. With a Big East Tournament win, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, and a potential Hall of Fame coach in Rick Pitino, Smith and the Cardinals are primed for a major run.
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