Louisville Gets Second 2012 Prospect

Rick Pitino and Louisville are off to a great start with their 2012 class. On Wednesday they reeled in their second junior commitment.

Negus Webster-Chan visited Louisville last week. Then on Tuesday, Rick Pitino paid the 6-foot-6 wing out of Huntington (W.V.) Prep a visit, watching him go for 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Shortly after seeing him play, Pitino offered the 2012 prospect.

Just a day later, Webster-Chan, a junior originally from Canada, accepted the scholarship offer and committed to play his college basketball at Louisville.

"Negus is a great fit for Louisville's style of play," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford told Scout.com. "It's very similar defensively to what we do here. We like to press and switch things up quite a bit."

Webster-Chan, who played on the U17 Canadian National team this past summer, is known for his impressive ball skills. He's a terrific passer and a guy that can spend some time on the ball.

"Coach P is getting a very skilled 6'7 kid that can dribble, pass, shoot and rebound," Fulford said. "He does all of those things very well. I feel that he is the most complete small forward in that class and has the potential to be very special.

Webster-Chan is the third prospect out of Huntington Prep to verbal to Louisville. Gorgui Dieng is a freshman at UofL now, while Justin Coleman committed, but failed to qualify.

"Negus and his mom were sold very early in process and I'm excited for Negus to have the opportunity to play with Gorgui," Fulford said.

This marks the second 2012 prospect to give Pitino the nod. Top 10 prospect -- Rodney Purvis -- committed to Louisville two weeks ago.

Webster-Chan is ranked No. 45 overall in the 2012 class. Louisville assistant coach Mark Lieberman was the point man on his recruitment.

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