Greene blogs about Louisville visit

Brannen Greene, one of the top prospects in the Class of 2013, made an unofficial visit to Louisville last week, and wrote on his blog about the trip.

Brannen Greene, one of the top forwards in the junior class nationally, made an unofficial visit to Louisville last week.

Greene, who holds offers from Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Memphis, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Marquette, Harvard, Alabama, UCLA, Tennessee, Virginia, Xavier, UGA, NC State and many others, wrote about his visit to Louisville on his blog at

"Louisville was a blast," Greene said. "I enjoyed watching practice and also spending so much time with [head] coach [Rick] Pitino. The coaches are all full of energy and very fun to be around.

"I got a tour of the KFC Yum! Center from Coach Pitino and we also went on the cat walk. That was the coolest and scariest moment of my life. I was so high in the air. Good thing I had my Dad with me or else I would've freaked out. I like the fact that the campus isn't huge and the gym is so close to everything.

"I got a chance to hang out with the players and play video games and just chat about Louisville. [Junior guard] Peyton Siva is a pretty cool dude, I must admit. Everyone was pretty cool, though. I really thought the freshman, [class of 2011 small forward] Angel Nunez, was funny. The nicest player there was [sophomore] Gorgui [Dieng]. He's a big 7'0" giant from Senegal. He's the biggest teddy bear in the world.

"The worst part about hanging with the players was that I got beat in NBA 2K11 by 30. [Sophomore guard] Mark Jackson, Jr. was responsible for that. I had the Atlanta Hawks and he had the Dallas Mavericks. He couldn't miss from the perimeter. It was actually a very funny thing. Overall, I loved the Louisville visit."

Greene, one of Louisville's primary 2013 recruiting targets, has already visited Georgia Tech, Xavier, Duke, UCLA, South Carolina and Alabama. He plans to visit Kansas for Midnight Madness this fall.

"I have no favorites at this time," Greene wrote. "I am really just focusing on becoming a better basketball player through study and hard work every day and one school will emerge as a clear favorite in the future."

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