Jordan Nwora (Nike/Jon Lopez)

Jordan Nwora commits to Louisville

Sharp shooter Jordan Nwora made his college decision on Wednesday, as he verbally committed to Louisville.

2017 forward Jordan Nwora just verbally committed to Louisville, he tells Scout. 

"I’m going to go to Louisville," Nwora said. "On my visit I talked to coach [Rick] Pitino and coach [Kenny] Johnson, they were with me my whole visit. They just told me coming in as a freshman I can make a big impact and play a lot of minutes and score a lot of points, which is what I do."

"They said they have everything I need to get to the next level," Nwora said. "Being a hall of fame coach I know Pitino can get me to where I want to be in the long run. I feel like playing for him and coach Johnson I’ll be able to be a really good player and it will help me off the court too."

Rick Pitino ramped up his efforts with the 6-foot-7 forward in early September and offered him a scholarship on the 13th of that month.

The recruitment moved quickly from there, especially considering Nwora's original plan was to wait until this spring to make his college choice. 

"Their pitch was to come in as a freshman and play a lot of ominutes and get to the league fast," Nwora said. "They believe I can do it with my skill set and being 6-8. They can coach me and help me get to the league fast."

Nwora, a standout at Saxtons River (Vt.) Vermont Academy, took an official visit to Louisville this past weekend. Nwora also considered Georgia Tech, Marquette and Pittsburgh.

Nwora emerged this spring and summer with the NY Rens on the Nike EYBL circuit. Nwora showed an impressive ability to make shots from distance, as he shot 39-percent from three on 109 attempts. Nwora averaged 14.6 points a game. 

The Cardinals now have a trio of pledges in the 2017 class, as Nwora joins five-star big man Malik Williams and four-star point guard Darius Perry to make up their current class. 

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