Terry Rozier headlines Louisville’s 2013 class
Scout.com just released their updated 2013 team recruiting rankings and Louisville checks in at #7. The four man class that includes Terry Rozier, Anton Gill, Chris Jones and Akoy Agau sits behind only Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Florida, Memphis and Indiana. Interesting to see one-time 5-star shooting guard Anton Gill fall from #27 to #46, despite putting up ridiculous numbers at Hargrave against better competition than the typical high school team. Akoy Agau remains outside of the their top 100, though he too is having a monster senior year, including a 20 point, 8 rebound effort in a win last week against mighty Oak Hill Academy. Chris Jones is also technically unranked since he’s a JUCO transfer, but most analysts believe he’s the 3rd or 4th best pure point guard in the class and would also be a 5-star caliber prospect if he was eligible. In his last outing, Jones notched a triple-double (32 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists) and also hit the game-winning three in overtime to guide his Northwest Florida State team to a second straight Panhandle Conference title. Finally, there’s Terry Rozier. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Rozier has shot up the rankings (currently he’s 15th overall) and is averaging 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists per game at Hargrave alongside Anton Gill. If Russ Smith leaves after this season (which, in my humble opinion, I think will happen), that two-guard spot should be Rozier’s to lose. A ferocious, versatile scorer and physical rebounder, he’s become a complete player that will have an immediate impact from day one. As good as Louisville’s 2011 class was with Wayne Blackshear, Kevin Ware, Chane Behanan and Zach Price, this 2013 class has the chance to be the best of Rick Pitino’s tenure.