"Louisville is the school for me," Caracter told Scout.com. "Pitino can coach ball and I think he'll keep pushing me and make me a well rounded person."
Caracter, who averaged 15 points and 11 boards as a junior, picked the Cardinals over Memphis, his other finalist. Citing a strong relationship with Cardinals assistant Steve Masiello, Caracter began thinking heavy about the Cardinals following ABCD Camp.
With top recruiting classes come expectations and Caracter is looking forward to his first season in town. "Hopefully we'll do well in the Big East and maybe catch a Big East title. I just want to go in as freshman and play really well."
Caracter's a big time player. He's battled conditioning issues for three seasons but with those issues also comes immense offensive talent. A gifted passer with an extraordinary touch from the perimeter for a young man his size, he's rated the No. 13 prospect in America.
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Derrick Caracter, Scout.com #13 -