Chris Current joins basketball program

Frankfort High School guard Chris Current informed Rick Pitino on Tuesday that he would accept the invitation to become a non-scholarship player for the Cardinals.

6'4 two-guard Chris Current of Frankfort High School informed Head Coach Rick Pitino on Tuesday that he has decided to become a non-scholarship player for the Cardinals. Chris also considered playing at Murray State or South Alabama, both of whom had offered scholarships.

I spoke with Chris' father Thomas to confirm his son's decision to play for the Cardinals. "It really was a mature decision for Chris. He realized the benefits of playing at a school like Louisville and for a coach like Pitino."

"[Chris] also realized that if you can get through playing four years under Coach Pitino and medical school will be easy."

Chris scored over 2,000-points during his career at Frankfort High School. As a senior he averaged 23.7 points, 11 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest.

Coach Pitino stressed a number of things to Chris about his opportunity at Louisville, one of which was that no player is promised anything at Louisville, scholarship or not. Coach Pitino used former University of Kentucky walk-on Anthony Epps as an example as a player who made the best of the opportunity and became a frequent contributor in games.

Chris appears to be the type of person that knows how to realize such opportunities and take advantage of them.

"He'll compete with anybody and he's such a hard worker," said Frankfort Head Coach Scott Chalk of Current.

Chris' father echoed that comment. "He's such a great kid. He has always rose to the occassion, no matter what it is and has been able to contribute."

Chris was a four-year starter at Frankfort High School and according to his coach, always continued to improve.

"He's really worked hard to develop his midrange game this season," Chalk said. "He might be the best in the state as far as getting in the lane and pulling up for the short jumper."

Also a great defender, who is suited for an uptempo style, like Louisville's, Chris will be a great addition to the Cardinal program.

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