Future Hoops Stars Visit Louisville

Several of the nation's top underclassmen made unofficial visits to Louisville following the conclusion of the John Lucas Midwest Invitational Camp. InsideTheVille.com has a rundown of the some of the big names who checked out the UofL campus Sunday afternoon.

Quentin Snider was one of several talented prospects who participated in the John Lucas Midwest Invitational this weekend to visit Louisville Sunday following the basketball camps conclusion.

Snider, who is a freshman at Ballard, is considered one of the top players in Kentucky's loaded Class of 2014. After a strong showing at the two-day camp, which was held at Hoops, Snider drove across town for an unofficial visit to Louisville.

"It wasn't like they wanted Quentin to come visit like a prized recruit or anything, they just had a bunch of kids down there," said Quentin's father, Scott Snider. "Coach [Rick] Pitino, Mark Lieberman, Andre McGee and David Padgett were all there."

Snider said it was more a "meet and greet" opportunity than a serious recruiting gesture. That's to be expected when you're dealing mostly with freshmen and sophomore prospects.

"They had a 1 o'clock group and a 3 o'clock group," Snider said. "We got there with the 3 o'clock's and watched them play some pickup a little bit. Then Coach Pitino came down and all the kids got to meet him, then we went over to see Minardi Hall. Then we came back to the Yum! Center to watch a film with Coach Pitino."

Snider, who visited Xavier last month, enjoyed his visit to Louisville's campus.

"He liked it," Snider said. "Quentin's always loved UofL. He thought it was pretty cool."

Here's a list of several other talented players who made unofficial visits to Louisville after the John Lucas Midwest Invitational Camp:


Dakari Johnson was the 'big man' on Louisville's campus Sunday afternoon.
Aquille Carr – Carr, a 5'6 point guard, is considered one of the top players in Baltimore. He was clearly one of the best guards at the John Lucas Camp this weekend.

Austin Colbert – Colbert, a 6'9 sophomore forward/center from Elizabeth (NJ) St. Patrick's, looks like a major Big East recruiting target in the future. He's long, athletic, blocks shots and can make shots from the perimeter.

Dakari Johnson, Johnson, a powerful 6'9, 235-pound center from New York, is considered one of the nation's top freshmen. He appears a future star in the Class of 2014.

Jackson Davis – Davis, a 6-8 freshman from Lexington Lafayette, projects as tall as a 7-footer. He's the son of Johnathon Davis, a former Rick Pitino player at Kentucky. He's been ranked by some publications the No. 1 overall prospect in Kentucky's 2014 class.

Brian Bridgewater – Bridgewater, an undersized power forward from Baton Rouge, ranks among the Top 30 prospects nationally in the Class of 2013.

Trevon Bluiett – 6'5 forward from Indianapolis might be close to committing to Indiana. He is considered one of the nation's top freshmen.

Will Ferguson – Ferguson, a 6-1 sophomore from Arlington, Virginia, is considered one of the top point guards in the Class of 2013. He played on the same team last season as North Carolina freshman Kendall Marshall.

Quentin Judd – Judd, an athletic 6-4 shooting guard in the Class of 2012, has emerged as one of the top prospects in Baltimore after a strong showing this summer.

Shai-Shai Matthews - Matthews, 5'10, is a promising 2013 point guard prospect from Staunton, Va.


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