Graham emerging as spring target for UofL?

Torian Graham, one of the top unsigned 2012 shooting guards, is drawing strong interest from Louisville. Assistant Kevin Keatts recently visited Graham, who plans to visit the Cardinals.

Torian Graham, one of the top unsigned 2012 shooting guards, could emerge as a prime recruiting target next spring for Louisville.

A Top 50 prospect nationally, Graham, 6'4, 200, originally committed to NC State, but backed out and didn't sign with any school during the early signing period.

Though there are questions about Graham's academic status, Louisville is interested in the athletic shooting guard from Durham, N.C. Cardinal assistant Kevin Keatts recently visited Graham, who attends Arlington Country Day in Florida.

"I'm very interested in being recruited by Louisville," Graham said Monday. "I think it's a good situation. I like the way they play in transition. Rick Pitino is a great coach. I want to go to a situation where they make me better as a person and also as a player and can help me expand my game."

Louisville signed only one player last month - Cleveland point guard Terry Rozier. Rick Pitino expects to return the bulk of his talented roster next season and will also add George Mason transfer Luke Hancock, a 6'6 small forward.

"They told me they are looking for another guard that can come in and play with Chane (Behanan) and get up and down the court and be athletic…he said they need another shooter," Graham said.

Shooting the ball with range is what Graham does best. Rated the No. 11 shooting guard nationally, Graham has developed a solid relationship with Keatts, who has been recruiting him this fall.

"Coach Keatts and I are real close. We've got a good relationship and I talk to him about twice each week," Graham said.

According to Graham, Keatts will watch one of his upcoming games. Graham also plans to visit Louisville this season.

"I know for sure I'm coming up for a visit I just we just haven't set a date when," said Graham. "It'll be during the season. I just have to work around my team schedule."

Xavier, Baylor, NC State also paid Graham a visit recently, and Villanova and Memphis watched his game at the Big Deal in Tennessee last week.

"My recruitment is pretty much open," said Graham.

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