Caracter Sets Thursday Presser

Derrick Caracter,'s No. 13 prospect, is ready to make his decision. A press conference has been scheduled for Thursday.

Derrick Caracter, a 6-foot-9, 270 pound forward out of St. Patrick in New Jersey, will pick between Louisville and Memphis on Thursday. At the time, Caracter is widely expected to choose Louisville.

Last weekend, Caracter took an unofficial visit down South to see Rick Pitino. "He visited with his mom and uncle unofficially," Eddie Lau, Caracter's advisor said.

Caracter, a big time name since his 8th grade season, ran with the NY Panthers in the summer. Lau said its time to get this decision out of the way.

"I believe (they're ready) because his mom and uncle want to get it out of the way," Lau said. "It's one of those situations that they wanted to do something before school starts."

The commitment puts a capper on one of the most widely documented careers of the past five years. "It seems like he's been in high school forever."

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