Pitino contacts Mickey

Jordan Mickey, a Top 30 prospect from Texas, recently visited six programs and is getting serious about his recruitment. Mickey, who calls Louisville one of his leaders, spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his recruitment and recent visits at the NBA Top 100 Camp.

Jordan Mickey is getting serious about his recruitment.

The Top 30-ranked forward from Arlington, TX, recently visited a slew of programs, including LSU, SMU, Louisville, Kentucky, Ohio State and West Virginia in hopes of narrowing the focus of his recruitment next month.

"(The visits are) helping narrow it down to who we're seriously going to consider," Mickey said Thursday at the NBA Top 100 Camp. "They all were great schools, they all had nice facilities and all the people were nice. It was just trying to get comfortable around the coaches and players."

Two of those programs - Louisville and Ohio State - made strong impressions on the versatile and athletic. Thursday morning, the first day college coaches could contact recruits, Rick Pitino reached out to Mickey, telling the standout he was glad he visited recently and that the Cardinals would be watching him next month.

"Louisville and Ohio State really stuck out to me," Mickey said. "[Louisville's] facilities and Coach [Rick] Pitino's interaction with his players and how he does his skill work with his guys really stood out."

Mickey plans to visit two more schools after the NBA Top 100 Camp this week.

"We'll probably visit Arkansas and try Mizzou the week after next," Mickey said.

Heading into the July evaluation period, Mickey said that Louisville is "definitely" one of his leaders, along with Ohio State, Kansas, WVU, Providence, Texas and SMU.

"I'll probably narrow it down in July to my top five or six schools," Mickey said. "It's just a process of me getting to know all the coaches, knowing what they need and who they have coming in."

With college coaches in evaluation mode next mode and Mickey ready to make moves about his future, Scout.com's No. 21-rated player wants to show he's has a well-rounded skill set.

"I want to show I'm not just a post player.. I'm a face up player who can step out and take a bigger guy off the dribble and shoot," Mickey said.

"I feel like I'm playing good and being a team player. I get my points where I can get them and doing the little things that coaches want to see. This camp gets you ready to face all the good player [in July]."


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