Louisville visit exceeds White's expectations

Andrew White's visit to Louisville last weekend exceeded his expectations. The four-star Charlottesville (VA) Miller School shooting guard broke down his visit with InsideTheVille.com.

Andrew White's visit to Louisville last weekend exceeded his expectations.

"It was a real good visit," White told InsideTheVille.com. "(It) definitely exceeded expectations."

White, a sharp-shooting 6'6 guard, hung out on his visit with the point guard who would set him up for open shots and the player he would replace on Louisville's roster if he chooses the Cardinals over Kansas, West Virginia and Texas.

"I was with Peyton Siva and Chris Smith most of my visit," said White. "Chris Smith was my host, and they were real down to earth, laid back kind of guys."

White also had an opportunity to spend time with Rick Pitino and get a feel for how Louisville's legendary coach runs his program.

"I got to spend a lot of time with Coach Pitino and he went out of his way to make sure I felt at home," White said. "And I've got a good relationship with Coach (Kevin) Keatts. Outside of that Louisville has very nice facilities and a great city. A lot of people on the street knew who I was. So it's definitely a basketball town."

White also watched Pitino run his players through workouts.

"I felt like it was a great fit just seeing them practice," White said. "It was definitely my style. They took so many open shots which fits my strength and these were from two guys (Smith and Kyle Kuric) who will be graduating this year. So watching the team practice and watching the emphasis he (Pitino) puts on his job made a huge impression with me and my family. My dad loved what he saw, but more importantly he loved the coaching staff."

A top 60 prospect, Louisville believes White could fill a big role next season on the perimeter because of his proficiency as a three-pointer shooter.

"I was told by Coach Pitino that I could make an immediate impact assuming that I keep progressing. That was encouraging," said White. "I saw that he takes simple things and makes them perfect and that's why his system is good and it would work for me. He's a hands on kind of coach and I don't doubt at all he could develop me into a good player. And I think I would be able to play early."

Is White ready to make decision after visits to Kansas, West Virginia and now Louisville? For now, it sounds like White plans to make one more visit to Texas on Oct. 21 before he makes a decision.

"I really need to start thinking a lot harder about a decision," White said. "We've been discussing (making) a decision for a few weeks now because teams are running low on scholarships.

"I have the Texas trip planned. I gave them my word that I would come so I'm going to try to get out there."


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