Sloan talks Louisville offer

Monday was big for Louisville native David Sloan as he picked up a huge offer.

Class of 2017 point guard David Sloan picked up a big offer on Monday. The Campbellsville (Ken.) Taylor Co. standout was offered by the Louisville Cardinals, and it was a big one for him.

“This offer means a lot to me,” said Sloan. “I am originally from Louisville. I moved away when I was 14, and it is good that they offered me. I am a kid from their backyard and I have watched them since I was six years old.”

According to Sloan’s high school coach and guardian, Richard Gatewood, this was a situation where all of his hard work paid off.

“This is showing David that hard work pays off,” said Gatewood. “The big knock on David was his height. To be a high-major guard there aren’t many that are 5-foot-9 like Tyler Ulis, and now he has grown to be about 6-feet and he is 165 pounds now, so that makes a big difference.”

He continued, “The thing that is so special about David is you don’t have to worry about him after midnight He is always staying in the gym and working hard and constantly trying to prove people wrong.”

For his part Sloan thinks it is his style of play that appealed so much to the Cardinals coaching staff.

“I think me just working out and lifting weights has made a difference,” said Sloan. “Also Louisville is known for defense and I like to pickup my man 94 feet, and I think that really feeds into their system and made them think I can play there.”

Last year Sloan and teammate Quentin Goodin were able to make an unofficial visit to Louisville, and he liked what he saw when he was on campus.

“I think the campus is incredible, and the facilities are great,” noted Sloan. “When I went to the Duke game the student section and the fans were amazing. It was just a lot of fun.”

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