Five-Star Recruiting Weekend

Louisville's big basketball recruiting weekend just got bigger. In addition to Dorian Finney-Smith, Montrezl Harrell, Keita Bates-Diop and Malek Harris, confirms that a pair of Top 30 2013 recruits will also visit Rick Pitino's program this weekend.

It was going to be a huge recruiting weekend for Rick Pitino's program with Virginia Tech transfer Dorian Finney-Smith, four-star 2012 forward Montrezl Harrell and a pair of elite 2014 prospects coming to campus on visits.

Well, don't look now, but Louisville's huge recruiting weekend just got bigger. confirmed Thursday morning that Jordan Mickey, a five-star power forward from Arlington, TX, and Jajuan Johnson, a four-star guard from Memphis, TN, will both make unofficial visits to Louisville this weekend.

A nice score for Louisville assistant Wyking Jones, Mickey and Johnson are both ranked in the Top 30. Mickey, 6'7, 195, is rated the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2013, while Johnson, 6'5, 180, is rated the No. 4 shooting guard prospect nationally.

Wyking Jones scored a visit from 2013 Memphis star JaJuan Johnson, ranked the No. 29 prospect nationally.
While Jones receives credit for bringing Mickey and Johnson to campus, Kareem Richardson, a new assistant from Xavier, lined up visits from Keita Bates-Diop, a Top 40 2014 prospect from Normal, Ill., and Malek Harris, a rising 2014 forward from Illinois.

Not to be outdone, Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts is responsible for securing visits from Harrell, a bruising 6'7 forward who could make a major impact for the Cardinals frontcourt next season, and Finney-Smith, a five-star prospect who was an All-ACC Freshman selection for the Hokies last season.

Louisville is regarded as the heavy favorite to land Harrell, and is one of two schools, along with Iowa State, to secure visits from Finney-Smith, a skilled and athletic 6'8 forward from Virginia.

It's going to be an important recruiting weekend for Louisville - one that could impact next season and beyond. Rick Pitino is ready to roll out the red carpet for a slew of elite recruits that could keep the Cardinals in the national title hunt well into the future.

Cardinal Authority Top Stories