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Quinn Slazinski enters portal; Louisville could look for added pieces

The turnover with Louisville’s roster continues. Sophomore hybrid forward Quinn Slazinski has now entered the transfer portal.

Slazinski is the third Louisville player to leave the program this offseason via the portal, all from the same 2019 class: center Aigan Igiehon and guard Josh Nickelberry.

A 6-foot-8 forward from Houston, Slazinski appeared in 35 games across two seasons (8 starts). During the 2020-21 season, Slazinski played in 25 games (21.1 minutes); he averaged 6.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Slazinski came billed as a stretch-forward, and he has a good stroke. However, he struggled to find the range this season: 11-of-47 3PA (23.4 3P%).

Louisville is also very deep at the 3 and 4 for next season; playing time would’ve been hard for Slazinski to find, consistently. Matt Cross arrived via a transfer from Miami; rising junior Samuell Williamson is another talent. With Malik Williams back, Jae’Lyn Withers may have to play more at the 4 next season. JJ Traynor factors into these discussions, too.

The same can be said for Dre Davis, who can essentially play the 2-4 for the Cards.

With Slazinki gone, Louisville now has two available scholarships for the 2020-21 season. Chris Mack could choose to be active and add more players to his roster.

 

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