Scrimmage: Player Evaluations

Player evaluations from Louisville's Red-White intra-squad scrimmage Friday night at Cardinal Arena. Who played well? has the scoop.

Edgar Sosa - He's the point guard Rick Pitino has been looking for. Sosa has impressive anticipation skills defensively and turned three steals into three easy transition baskets, including two dunks. It's apparent the 6'2 freshman is a competitor and also has the unique ability to finish with either hand around the basket. Sosa hit just 1-3 three's, but had a few ‘and one's.' Sosa really pushes the pace, and while you'd like to see him create more opportunities for his teammates, it's clear he's the guy that will be running the show for the Cardinals before long.

Derrick Caracter - He's as talented as any freshman in the country. Caracter was unstoppable around the basket and showed deft post moves. He can face up and blow by with the dribble. Had a monster follow slam and forceful blocked shot off a Jonathan Huffman power move. Caracter also showed a soft touch, gobbled rebounds and even drew a charge. He took over the game offensively late in the first half.

Terrence Williams - Williams got hot in the second half, hitting five threes, mostly from the wing. Still, he took way too many perimeter jumpers – 23 3's to be exact – and the fact that he only attempted three free throws proves the point. Give Williams credit, though. When he did penetrate, good things usually happened, as evidenced by his four assists. He also played 40 minutes and never stopped attacking the defensive glass with Juan Palacios and Terrance Farley out because of injuries.

Earl Clark - Clark showed some intensity and got the crowd going with his relentless pursuit on the offensive board late in the game. He did a nice job helping bring the ball up the court against pressure and showed good court vision getting four assists. Clark scored most of his points on put backs and could be a weapon at the front of the press with his length.

Jerry Smith - Smith wasn't spectacular, but did a solid all-around job on both ends. He hit 5-10 shots, including 3-5 threes, got three steals and handed out two assists. Smith will likely start in Louisville's first exhibition game and should be able to hold his own, particularly on the defensive end of the court.

Jonathan Huffman - It's clear the 7'0 Huffman still needs added strength but he had a solid game offensively, hitting two 3's, and slamming one down off an offensive rebound. Huffman also had 14 rebounds.

Stuart Miller - He won't play much this season, but Miller has deep range and can light it up if left open. He drilled two deep threes and also handed out two assists without a turnover.

David Padgett - Didn't play much, but it was good to see him out on the court for what amounted to a cameo appearance. It's evident Padgett needs to get his mobility back, but he did grab four rebounds and blocked one shot in six minutes.

Andre McGee - McGee struggled against the White team's pressure and turned the ball over four times despite playing only 23 minutes. McGee was 2-6 from the floor and had no assists. Sosa clearly won the head-to-head battle.

Juan Palacios - Only played ten minutes because of a bruised knee. Palacios took just three shots – all three-pointers – and made one.

Terrance Farley - Farley was limited, only playing 11 minutes before a mild concussion put him on the bench. His lone basket was an offensive rebound put back and grabbed three rebounds.

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