Player evaluations from Red-White scrimmage

If you didn't attend Wednesday night's intra-squad scrimmage, you won't want to miss Inside The Ville's in-depth player evaluations. We've got all the highlights on the key players, including the Rick Pitino's talented five-man freshmen class.

Taquan Dean You already knew he can fill it up from long range and he did that last night during the scrimmage. But this is a vastly improved Taquan Dean. He scored his 27 points about every way possible – from deep, in the midrange, and going strong to the hole. He also got it done on the boards, pulling down 8 rebounds.

Andre McGee Rick Pitino finally has the point guard he so covets. McGee is a big-time offensive talent, and pumped in four three's in the scrimmage, including a step-back triple on the break. Like Dean, McGee scored going to the hole and knocked in some midrange jumpers.

Terrence Williams T-Will provides plenty of explosiveness on the wing, but it was his improved jumper that makes him even more dangerous. He hit three 3's in the second half and seems to prefer his shots from the right side and baseline. He flashed his passing skills when he hit McGee cutting to the basket for a lay up. But make no mistake, T-Will is a highlight reel. Just last night, he had an alley-oop slam, a reserve lay up, a wrap-around lay up, and a jaw dropping jam on the break. Don't discount the 10 boards or four steals, either.


T-Will will provide plenty of thrills for
Louisville fans this season.

Brian Johnson He's still not the same player he was before the injury, but he looked pretty good in the 20 minutes he played Wednesday night. The drop-step in the lane that he finished with a one-handed dunk provided a glimpse of the damage he's capable of doing in the post.

Jonathan Huffman Huffman is oozing with ability. He hit one three from the top of the key, but his ability to score down around the basket get one excited about his talent. He scored twice in the second half using nice post moves, including a jump-hook over Brian Johnson in the lane that was simply unstoppable. He snared a defensive rebound, led the break and dropped off a nifty behind the back pass to an open teammate in the second half. Folks, we're talking about an unheralded 7-foot freshman!

Chad Millard Millard is a glue guy. He'll play a role this season, and is quite capable of doing the dirty work. You like seeing him take the charge in the lane and getting deflections. You like seeing him getting garbage points on offensive putbacks. And you like the fact he found open teammates as evidenced by the four assists. He's not selfish, and really doesn't look for his shot, but he can hit from downtown and made one three in the scrimmage. He did yeoman's work on the board, grabbing 10 rebounds. He also had 2 blocks and 2 steals.

Bryan Harvey Harvey has unquestionable shooting range and is a threat to knock down a three any time he gets an open look. The five 3's he hit during the scrimmage were impressive. The problem is, he was simply unnoticable when he wasn't shooting the ball. Harvey is too talented and athletic to play 37 minutes without an assist or steal. If he develops an offensive game off the dribble, he'll be a terror. Until then, he's a spot-shooter off the bench who needs someone to get him shots.

Terrance Farley The added 40 pounds of muscle clearly allow him to compete in the paint. He blocked five shots, including consecutive blocks in the second half. He scored his two baskets on offensive putbacks. Defensively, he's ahead of Jonathan Huffman. Offensively, it's no contest.


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