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Louisville Star Luke Hancock: “We Have Some Pieces Coming Back Next Year…We’re Definitely Going To Be Back”

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The Drive Thursday 4-11-13 -The Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four Luke Hancock joins The Drive to talk about how he could play with so much confidence coming off the bench, what were his first reactions to Kevin Ware’s gruesome injury, and what its like playing basketball in the state of Kentucky.

Luke Hancock has had a pretty good week after winning the Most Outstanding Player Award for the Final Four.  He takes some time to join The Drive to discuss what his past few days have been like.

“Its kind of a dream come true its something you dream about, I really wasn’t expecting any it”

With Luke’s father under going what the family called “an extremely serious ailment”  we ask the Louisville junior how he played so well with so much going on personally .

“When you get out there its easier to block things out I think any player will tell you when you get out on the court its easier to block things out.  Its like your special place”

This most memorable moment of this tournament will be Kevin Ware’s broke leg in the Elite 8 game against Duke.  So we ask just how he and the team were able to rally back and win the National Championship.

“I think its all on Kevin really…he just started talking about the team and how he wanted us to win the game and that he was going to be fine”

The state of North Carolina is by far one of the most fanatical when it comes to college basketball but the bluegrass state of Kentucky isn’t far behind.

“We don’t have any pro teams in Kentucky..so people love college basketball”

Finally we talk about Louisville’s future as a program and if they can repeat next year.

“I’d like to think so we have a lot of guys that can really play, we have two McDonalds All-Americans coming back”

“We have a lot of good pieces to the puzzle coming back next year then were going to add some more good pieces.  Were going to be a good team next year for sure”

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