Now, the two are being considered for the most prestigious national award - the John Wooden Award. Both were named among 50 players released on the watch list for the award.
The 6-foot Smith is a senior and considered an All-American by a number of media outlets. He had 21 points in Louisville's first game last weekend against the College of Charleston.
Harrell is a 6-8 sophomore who had 10 points and eight rebounds in the opener. Harrell helped Team USA to a gold medal in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic last summer.
U of L plays host to Hofstra tonight at 7 o'clock in the KFC Yum Center.