Pitino lands star 2012 forward Webster-Chan

Rick Pitino is on a roll. Earlier this month, Louisville landed a commitment from Rodney Purvis, the No. 1 2012 point guard prospect. Wednesday, the Cardinals landed another 2012 commitment from Top 50 Huntington (WV) Prep forward Negus Webster-Chan.

Rick Pitino is on a roll.

Earlier this month, Louisville landed a commitment from Rodney Purvis, the No. 1 2012 point guard prospect in the nation. Wednesday afternoon, the Cardinals landed another 2012 commitment from Top 50 Huntington (WV) Prep forward Negus Webster-Chan, according to Rob Fulford, his high school coach.

"Negus is a great fit for Louisville's style of play," Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford told Scout.com. "It's very similar defensively to what we do here. We like to press and switch things up quite a bit."

Webster-Chan, Scout.com's No. 45-ranked prospect in the nation, made a pair of visits to Louisville this month and had been leaning strongly towards the Cardinals.

Tuesday night, Rick Pitino went to see the four-star small forward play in southern Ohio. Pitino came away impressed enough with Webster-Chan's 22 point, 11 rebound, three assist performance to offer the Ontario, Canada native a scholarship.


Negus Webster-Chan is Rick Pitino's second 2012 commitment.
It didn't take Webster-Chan long to jump on the offer.

Webster-Chan, who plays for Rob Fulford, the same coach who sent freshman center Gorgui Dieng to Louisville, gives Louisville an athletic and skilled prospect on the perimeter.

"When he's playing well and aggressive he could potentially be a pro," Fulford said. "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."

With Purvis and Webster-Chan in the fold, Pitino now turns his sights to Ricardo Ledo, one of the elite shooting guards in the nation. Ledo will visit Louisville next weekend with Purvis for the Louisville vs. Kentucky basketball game Dec. 31.


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