Damion Lee and Trey Lewis, two 5th year transfers, were front and center representing the University of Louisville at ACC media days. Lee and Lewis had to have gone into the day knowing they would be asked at leeast a handful of questions about the ongoing scandal surrounding the program. The two young men handled themselves with a level of tact and professionalism that is to be applauded by fans.
Lee and Lewis told members of the assembled media that they understood why Coach Pitino was not present because he had been advised not to speak about the ongoign investigations. Both players offered strong support for Coach Rick Pitino. Here are a few nuggets from Lee and Lewis:
- Lee: He said that he has no control over whether Louisville recieves a post-season ban. Told the media that he's just focused on keeping his teammates positive.
- Lewis: He said that he is just focused on shchool and basketball, and that the whole situation has made the team focus on what they came to Louisville to do. Told the media that if the scandal is bothering Rick Pitino you would never know it because he comes in fired up every day.
You can read a full summary of their statements, with quotes, in Jeff Greir's article, HERE.
Lee and lewis also put on an impromptu exhibition of their mucical talents. It was pretty cool to see these guys enjoying themselves.