Done Deal: "Bassy To Louisville"

As expected, the Louisville Cardinals got their man on Thursday. His high school coach, Tiny Morton, tells us that Louisville has a special player.

On Thursday, as expected, Sebastian Telfair committed to the Louisville Cardinals. "I'm glad it's finally over," Tiny Morton, his high school coach said.

Morton said that one of the important things for Telfair (No. 8, was Rick Pitino's reputation for letting guys earn freedom.

"I kind of think that we do a lot of things Rick Pitino does," Morton said of his team's philosophy. "One thing Pitino does is give him freedom and with that freedom I can see him doing a lot of special things as a freshman."

If anyone has ever earned "freedom" before he enters college, it's Telfair. A gifted point man with great vision, Telfair has won a lot of games on the high school level. He takes care of the ball, prides himself in assists and does what it takes to win. He's a big time talent.

Louisville, behind the scenes, had seemingly led for a long time. "I think there was someone close but if he didn't want to talk about other schools [neither do I] so I'll leave it alone. It was more of a style of play thing."

Call it what you wish, but it's a big day for Cardinal fans everywhere. Last season, Telfair led Lincoln to the state championship as he averaged 29 points a game. He is the cousin of Stephon Marbury and a two-time MVP of the adidas ABCD All-Star game.

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