Red-White scrimmage highlights

Highlights from Saturday night's Red-White scrimmage won by the more experienced Red team 86-72.

Johnson plays well Playing alongside 6-11 David Padgett, Brian Johnson enjoyed an outstanding Red-White scrimmage. He posted a game-high 23 points, and also grabbed 12 rebounds. The 6-9 Johnson also had two blocks and two steals while playing 39 minutes, and his follow slam of a Taquan Dean miss was one of the highlights of the scrimmage. "Brian's recovering great," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "He's not in shape to play college basketball yet. But, under the circumstances of three knee operations, he's doing unbelievable. It would be great if we had David and could bring him in for 15 minutes a game."

Harvey on target in return Bryan Harvey returned and again showed he's dangerous from behind the three-point arch. The 6-foot4 freshman, playing for the Red squad, hit 3-7 3's while scoring 13 points in 33 minutes. He also had 5 rebounds, one assists and a steal.

McGee, Williams struggle Andre McGee and Terrence Williams, playing on the White, struggled during the scrimmage without the aid of Red teammate Taquan Dean. McGee was 0-8 from the field and held scoreless, though he did manage eight assists. Williams also struggled from the field, but played better in the second half, scoring 13 points and hauling down a team-high 11 rebounds. Williams also hit 3-10 3's. "I think that was primarily because of the defense being played," Pitino said of his freshmen's struggles. "They're freshmen. Tonight we put more the freshmen on one team, and the experience on the other and you see what happens. You can't win with freshmen. Andre has to learn to make the play a second or two earlier, and T-Will just took bad shots tonight and he hadn't been doing that."

Huffman shows promise 6-11 freshman Jonathan Huffman had 10 points and 4 rebounds in 21 minutes of action for the White, but showed lots of promise on the offensive end. He flashed a few really nice post-moves throughout the game, including two early in the second half.

Padgett made difference The Red out-rebounded the White by 12 47-35, and 6-11 David Padgett was a big reason why. Padgett grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds before going down with a knee injury late in the scrimmage and also had 15 points. Padgett's seven assists were a team-high and added an important dimension to his team's offense. Padgett scored 6 of his team's first 14 points, mostly on putbacks. He also showed a deft touch inside with either hand with an effective jump hook. He'll have an MRI Sunday to determine the extent of his injury, though the early prognosis was a sprain.

Millard, Palacios did not play Chad Millard and Tello Palacios sat out Saturday night's scrimmage. Apparently, the 6-foot-8 Millard is suffering through all sorts of injuries, while Palacios is still recovering from an ankle injury. "He's got a sprained ankle, a sore arm, stomach problems, and a bad back," Pitino said of Millard. "But outside of that he's doing fine."

Red Johnson (23 points), Gianiny (19), Dean (13), Padgett (15), Harvey (13), Current (3).

White Jenkins (20), P. Johnson (19), Williams (13), Farley (6), McGee (2), Huffman (10), Scott (2).


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