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Photo – Under Armour   Louisville fans have been hearing plenty about rising 2015 shooting guard Donovan Mitchell and it doesn’t look like there’s going to be any let-up soon. Rick Pitino and his staff have put the proverbial full-court press on the 6’3, 185 lb, New York native and he’s slated to make an official visit to the UofL campus...Continue reading »

Kelly Kline – Under Armour The hot name associated with Louisville basketball recruiting right now is  Donovan Mitchell.  The 6’2 combo guard has blown up this summer during the AAU season, catching the eye of several other big time schools.  The latest elite program to offer Mitchell is Kansas, who received an offer from Coach Self after he watched him...Continue reading »

Kelly Kline – Under Armour Donovan Mitchell, a rising 4-star SG from Brewster Academy had arguably the best summer showing of any prospect in the nation.  Ranked 36th nationally by 247Sports, Mitchell has been getting a ton of attention from schools across the nation.  Next week, the talented combo guard will visit Villanova, Indiana, and Louisville.   He told...Continue reading »

Photo – Future 150   After a grueling week down at the Fair and Exhibition Center, Trinity high school standout and Louisville commit Ray Spalding led his team to an AAU national title which culminated Monday night by defeating the Albany Rocks (NY), 46-40. Spalding chipped in 15 points in the winning effort and was the leading force throughout The Ville’s...Continue reading »

Photo – Future 150   Following the close of the final live evaluation period of the summer, 5-star Florida-based shooting guard Antonio Blakeney has decided to trim his list of schools to seven. Louisville head coach Rick Pitino followed Blakeney all throughout the Peach Jam last week and then was front and center for all of his games here in town this past...Continue reading »

Photo – Future 150   Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and his assistants have made 5-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney a priority for over a year now and there’s no signs of a let-up in sight. The staff relentlessly tracked the 6’5, Sarasota, Fl., based scorer every single day at the Peach Jam last week and yesterday Pitino was front and center...Continue reading »

Donovan Mitchell could become the next Louisville commit. Photo – Sports Rants   If you’re a Louisville fan, last week was about as good as it gets as far as recruiting goes. On Sunday, the Cards secured a commitment from Deng Adel, a consensus 5-star wing from Florida and then followed it up five days later by landing hometown Trinity phenom, Ray Spalding....Continue reading » For the second year in a row, Coach Pitino has landed the city of Louisville’s best player. Last year it was Ballard’s Quentin Snider, this season it’s Trinity’s Raymond Spalding.  The 6’9 forward committed to Louisville this afternoon despite being heavily recruited by Indiana and Xavier.  After his outstanding play during...Continue reading » *Louisville landed 5-star Deng Adel last week, now it appears that 4-star Raymond Spalding could commit this week. Trinity big man Raymond Spalding’s recruitment appears to be coming to an end, and the hometown Louisville Cardinals look poised to get some good news. Spalding, an explosive 6-foot-10 power forward and the state’s top college...Continue reading » NOTE: Due to a recording issue, the podcast wasn’t able to be posted.  With that said, the main UofL basketball recruiting topics discussed with’s Mike Hughes are below. Backcourt Targets: According to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball feature, Louisville is fading from 5-star prospects#11 Antonio Blakeney (trending towards UK)...Continue reading »

247 Sports   It’s been a huge week on the recruiting trail for Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals, and the ripple effect has been felt throughout college basketball. With the addition of Deng Adel, UofL now has a pair of long, athletic wings that should help to build the foundation for a strong program over the next few years in the ACC. Adel, a 5-star...Continue reading » Coach Pitino started his 2015 class off with a bang as 5-star stud Deng Adel verballed to UofL this afternoon.  The talented 6’7 / 185 lb. small forward is the perfect fit in Pitino’s system; he’s a team-first type of player whose game continues to blossom.  He’s able to play the 3 and the 4 and can mix it up in the paint, evidenced...Continue reading »

Pictured: Cards SF Prospect Deng Adel. Photo –   Louisville has yet to receive a verbal pledge from any class of 2015 basketball prospect, but coach Rick Pitino expects that to change this July. “We feel in the month of July we will get some commitments,” the coach said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Pitino said he will...Continue reading »