Coming off a Final Four trip last year, Pitino also gushes about his newest recruit, Montrezl Harrell, the former Virginia Tech signee whom Pitino cleared a roster spot to accept.
AK: What kind of impact will incoming freshman power forward and former Virginia Tech signee Montrezl Harrell have on the first day of practice in the fall?
RP: He won’t take a backseat to Gorgui or Chane at the 5 or the 4. He’s a killer competitor. That’s going to keep both of those guys on their toes every single day. I haven’t had a player signed this late that will have this kind of impact.