Webster-Chan Visits Louisville

Negus Webster-Chan, a Top 75 prospect originally from Ontario, Canada, was the highest-rated of three 2011 Huntington (WV) Prep prospects who made unofficial visits to Louisville Saturday for the Cardinals game against South Alabama at the KFC Yum! Center.

Negus Webster-Chan, a Top 75 prospect originally from Ontario, Canada, was the highest-rated of three 2011 Huntington (WV) Prep prospects who made unofficial visits to Louisville Saturday for the Cardinals game against South Alabama at the KFC Yum! Center.

Webster-Chan, a four-star prospect rated the No. 19 small forward in his class nationally, tripped to Louisville for the first time with Huntington coach Rob Fulford and teammates Stefan Jankovic, a 6-foot-8 power forward, and Darrick Wood, an athletic 6-foot-3 guard.

"It was real good," Webster-Chan said. "I liked the atmosphere the game. We got to go into the locker room and talk to Coach [Rick] Pitino [briefly]."

Chan, a skilled 6-foot-7 forward, reports offers from Marquette, UNLV, Iowa State, Cincinnati and Oklahoma State. Louisville, Clemson, West Virginia and Kentucky are also involved.

"Louisville is a great program and they have a great coach in Coach Pitino," Webster-Chan said. "It looked like Coach Pitino has a great connection with his players on the court. And their new arena is amazing."

Though UofL hasn't offered a scholarship, the Cardinals stand out on Webster-Chan's list of favorites.

"Louisville is definitely at the top right now, even my mom likes them," Webster-Chan. "I don't have a Top 5 or anything because I've still got two years left. So I'm open right now."

Mark Lieberman is the point-man in Webster-Chan's recruitment. Webster-Chan said he speaks "often" with Louisville's assistant coach.

"He's been recruiting the most out of all the coaches," Webster-Chan said. "He's calls me whenever he can."

Webster-Chan, who averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as a sophomore at Pope John Paul II in Scarborough, Ontario, attends the same prep school as Louisville freshman center Gorgui Dieng.

"I new him from last year," Webster-Chan said. "He said it's great there. He really likes it. He loves the coaching staff because he gets better every day."

Chan's visit to Louisville isn't the only unofficial he's made recently. The talented forward also checked out Kentucky and West Virginia.

"I never got to see a game at Kentucky's main gym that they play in, but I got to see West Virginia's," Webster-Chan said. "I liked Louisville's better than West Virginia. I saw Kentucky's practice facility and that was amazing, too."

Webster-Chan emerged this summer after helping lead Team Canada to the Bronze Medal in the World Championship. He averaged 7 points and four rebounds in the event.

"When he's playing well and aggressive he could potentially be a pro," Fulford recently told Scout.com. "But sometimes he goes through the motions a little bit.

"He's a skill guy. He's 6'7. He can shoot. He can dribble. He's comfortable with the ball in his hands. He can come off screens and he likes to play with the ball in his hands. We can use him at the point."


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