"I've talked to the assistant coach, Kareem Richardson, and they're really interested in me," Harris said. "I've only known him for about a month and I've talked to him twice. I can tell he's a really cool guy and he's serious about what he does. He's going to be a good assistant coach at Louisville."
Harris says Louisville likes his versatility on the court.
"They like my versatility and a lot of the things I do on the court," said Harris. "Me and Keata are visiting them June 1 and we'll talk to them more then."
A 6'7 forward with a high motor, Harris says he has strong interest in Pitino's Cardinals.
"Any kid would be interested in a program like Louisville, definitely one of the best basketball programs in the nation," Harris said. "I have a lot of respect for Coach Pitino and what he's done for the program. He's a Hall of Fame coach. I love all the players at Louisville. Peyton Siva is one of my favorite players in college basketball. I'm just really excited that a program like that is interested in me."
Harris averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds as a sophomore and has made a name for himself on the AAU circuit this spring with the Illinois Wolves.
"Malek has really emerged this spring and shown different components to his game," said Illinois Warriors coach Mike Mullins. "He plays with a really high motor. That's the thing that grabbed a lot of peoples attention. He has ability to play inside and outside and I think that spurred him onto some big time offers."
"I've been playing exceptional this spring," Harris said. "I just had an ankle injury that slowed me down, but before that I've been playing really well with a high energy motor.
"I'm an all-around basketball player. I try to be very versatile on the court. I like to get my teammates involved. I would like to be able to play every position on the court, one through five, handling the ball, making plays in transition, scoring, rebounding. When I'm playing my best I'm paying with energy."