Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts was in the Huntington Prep gym Monday to see Macon, an athletic 6'8, 215-pound prospect, and it sounds like Rick Pitino's program might be ready to throw their hat into the ring.
"Elijah Macon is an extremely athletic power forward," Huntington coach Rob Fulford told InsideTheVille.com. "He's a lot more skilled than he showed in AAU. He can do a lot of things. He can dribble, pass and shoot. He played really, really well today. It's one of those situations where there's an interest there, but until Coach P can get down here......"
Fulford said that Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Kansas State and Maryland are seriously in the mix with Macon, who has already visited the Panthers. Macon is set to visit West Virginia this weekend and will visit Kansas State October 1.
"I think Pitino will come in next week because they know there's sort of a timetable on him," Fulford said. "I think he's going to be a target (for Louisville). I don't really know what all they need (inside). They have Gorgui (Dieng), Chane (Behanan), the (Zach) Price kid. Sometimes (schools) go looking for the best available (player). Louisville's interest is new…Keatts just came down today. I'm sure the phone call to Coach P was made that he needs to get down here."
Fulford, who coached Louisville center Gorgui Dieng in high school, said Keatts was also in to see Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 rated prospect in the Class of 2014, and standout 2013 guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes. Fulford said he's planning to take all three players to Louisville's Red-White scrimmage next month.
Macon, the #13 power forward prospect, is ranked the No. 64 prospect nationally by Scout.com.