DeJuan Wheat
DeJuan Wheat

Louisville, Ky.



97-97 Sporting News second team, NABC third team; AP honorable mention


Russ Smith Named AP Preseason All-American

Russ Smith is first preseason Associated Press All-America member since Pervis Ellison in 1986.

  • First player in NCAA Division I history with career totals of at least 2,000 points, 450 assists, 300 three-point goals and 200 steals. He completed his career with 2,183 points, 498 assists, 323 three pointers and 204 steals.
  • Only player in U of L history to lead the Cardinals in scoring and assists for three seasons.
  • First-team All-Conference USA selection twice and was runner-up as league Player of the Year as a senior.
  • No. 2 all-time scorer for the Cardinals. He had 109 career double figure scoring efforts, reaching that mark in 30 of 35 games as a senior.
  • Second in career three-point goals at U of L. Hit a three-pointer in 124 of 136 career games.
  • Started a school-record 136 consecutive games and is U of L's all-time leader in minutes played with 4,560
  • Helped U of L to a combined 95-41 four-year record (1993-97) and the Cardinals advanced to three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances.
  • Second round draft selection (52nd overall) of the Los Angeles Lakers and has played professionally over a dozen years abroad.

DeJuan Wheat Career Statistics

Year G Min FGM-FGA Pct 3Pt-Att Pct FTM-FTA PctReb-Avg PF Ast To Blk St Pts-Avg
    Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA University of Louisville
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