National champion Louisville is losing some key contributors to graduation and the NBA, but the Cardinals still have talent to burn. With a solid recruiting class joining a wealth of returning standouts, Rick Pitino has plenty of firepower as he prepares his team to defend its crown.
One of the stars who stuck around is rock-solid power forward Chane Behanan. The junior-to-be is already a top-notch rebounder, and he’s shown flashes of offensive firepower that Louisville could definitely use in the low post.
Herein, a closer look at Behanan and the rest of the five players the Cards will rely on most as they try to become the first repeat champion since the 2006-07 Florida Gators.