Webster-Chan visiting L'ville again

Negus Webster-Chan, Scout.com's No. 45-ranked prospect in the Class of 2012, has strong interest in Louisville. Webster-Chan visited Louisville earlier this month and is back on the UofL campus Sunday. Is something big brewing between Webster-Chan and the Cards?

Negus Webster-Chan, Scout.com's No. 45-ranked 2012 prospect, has strong interest in Louisville.

Webster-Chan, who visited Rick Pitino's program earlier this month, is back on the Louisville campus Sunday afternoon. This time, the 6-foot-6 small forward brought his mother along for the visit so she could get an upclose look at the campus.

Webster-Chan, who attends the same high school, Huntington (WVa.) Prep, as current Louisville freshman Gorgui Dieng, is playing in the Racing to the Rim tournament this weekend in Lexington.

Rated the No. 9 small forward prospect in the 2012 recruiting class, Webster-Chan scored 15 points in his team's win Saturday. Huntington Prep plays Quality Education tonight at 8 pm in Rupp Arena. Louisville is expected to send an assistant to Sunday's game to watch Webster-Chan.

"The thing about Webster-Chan is his skill set," said Scout.com recruiting director Evan Daniels. "He has terrific ball skills and his jump shot is improving. He's versatile and can play a couple different positions."

Louisville got the ball rolling on their 2012 recruiting class with a major commitment from five-star guard Rodney Purvis. Could Webster-Chan be next?

"Louisville has three scholarships in 2012, and they wanted to get a point guard, and they went out and got the best point guard in the class," Daniels said. "Now they want to add some depth and scoring [prowess] on the perimeter and I think that's where they're going to look for these last two scholarships."

Louisville is also recruiting a trio of five-star wing prospects in the Class of 2012: Shabazz Muhammad, Ricardo Ledo and Gary Harris. Harris and Muhammad recently visited Louisville, and Ledo is slated to visit later this month.

Still, Webster-Chan remains one to watch for Louisville. While Pitino hasn't seen Webster-Chan in action, the Louisville coach is going to see him play December 21, according to Rob Fulford, Webster-Chan's coach.

"Based on what I've seen I'm very impressed with his ability," Daniels said. "He's a pretty good athlete, gets to the rim and moves really well for a guy his size."

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