Louisville hosts star recruits for UK game

Louisville will host at least three talented basketball prospects – one each from the Classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 - Friday when they host No. 11-ranked Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville will host at least three talented basketball prospects – one each from the Classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014 - Friday when they host No. 11-ranked Kentucky at the KFC Yum! Center.

Rodney Purvis, Scout.com's No. 1-ranked point guard in the Class of 2012, headlines Rick Pitino's list of visiting prospects. Purvis, who verbally committed to Louisville over Duke earlier this month, arrived in Louisville Thursday morning and said on Twitter that he was, "Feeling at home."


Greg McClinton.
Louisville is also hosting Greg McClinton, a 2013 star from Winston Salem, NC. A four-star prospect, McClinton is ranked the No. 7 small forward nationally in his class and the No. 30 overall prospect in the country. McClinton was in Louisville Thursday along with Rodney Purvis. McClinton, 6-6, 180, plays for the same AAU program as Purvis. He reportedly has offers from Miami, Xavier and Virginia Tech.

Talented 2014 Ballard point guard Quentin Snider was invited to Friday's game by the Louisville coaching staff and is expected to be in attendance at the Yum! Center as a guest of the Cardinals. Snider is considered one of the best prospects in the state of Kentucky. Just a freshman, Snider scored 27 points earlier this season in a 77-73 win over Scott Co.

Louisville was hoping to get Gary Harris, a five-star 2012 shooting guard from Indiana, on campus to watch Friday's game against UK. But the 6-foot-4 Harris informed InsideTheVille.com that he won't be able to make in town for the game.

"I had planned on coming but we have practice and I won't be able to make it," Harris said.


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