Hancock 'just fine' after leaving scrimmage

Louisville junior Luke Hancock scared some fans by sitting on the bench with ice on his shoulder in the final minutes of the Red-White scrimmage. But he said he's "just fine" after the Red team beat the White 74-58.

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said junior Luke Hancock is a month ahead of schedule on his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery.

On Saturday, the transfer from George Mason sacred some fans by taking a hard fall, coming back and drawing a charge and then spending the final 10 minutes of the Red-White scrimmage on the bench.

The 6-foot-5 Hancock has his left shoulder iced but after the game said he was "just fine."

"It's no big deal to have ice on it," Hancock said. "I do that every day. I could have finished the game if they needed me.

"I probably should have dove for that ball in this game. But it feels fine. I feel every day I get better and feel more comfortable. I work at it every day and it's getting there."

Hancock had seven points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists in 27 minutes.

The crowd of 10,355 at the KFC Yum! Center saw some solid play from the Red team.

Freshman Montrezl Harrell led the team with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Gorgui Dieng had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Peyton Siva added 12. Wayne Blackshear had 13 points and Kevin Ware added 11 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals.

Chane Behanan led the White with 24 points and 22 rebounds.

More from the scrimmage later at Cardinal Authority.


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