Transfer Hancock starts over with No. 2 Louisville

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Associated Press

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 3:06 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville guard Luke Hancock begins a new chapter in his career Sunday when the No. 2 Cardinals open the season against Manhattan.

The transfer from George Mason had to watch Louisville make its exciting run to the Final Four while sitting out last season per NCAA rules. His ability to shoot the 3-pointer should help the Cardinals, but Hancock's impact won't be immediate as he continues recovering from surgery on his right shooting shoulder this spring.

He has been cleared to practice ahead of schedule and during the preseason demonstrated his ability to play on the wing. Hancock's leadership skills on and off the court haven't gone unnoticed, either; he has been named a co-captain before playing his first game for Louisville.

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