Pitino evaluated Salisbury, Conn., power forward Chris McCullough several times last week at the Nike Peach Jam and is expected to make a push in his recruitment.
The 6-foot-10, 220-pound McCullough, ranked No. 13 by Scout.com in the Class of 2014, reeled off a long list of suitors. He said he's "wide open," but added he hopes to "maybe come out with my top 10 by September."
McCullough listed Syracuse, St. John's, Arizona, Kansas, Indiana, Connecticut, Florida and Louisville. He had coaches from all those schools and also from Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Villanova and others at a game last week.
"I don't really have a leader," McCullough said. "I'll cut it down a little."
McCullough said Indiana makes contact "about every two weeks," and noted Syracuse, St. John's and Arizona were in contact "a whole lot."
He said he talked with U of L a few weeks back and is familiar with the Cardinals.
"I watch Big East basketball, so I know a lot about them," he said. "I watch them all the time and I really like the way they play.
"I know they have good coaches and a great program."
McCullough, who noted "nobody has been eliminated," is drawing all the attention because he's been tearing it up this summer with his Team Scan. They lost by two points to Southern Stampede in the Peach Jam 16-year-old division semifinals.
But McCullough said he's not worried about college or attention.
"I just play my game and don't read anything," he said. "I know my overall game needs to get better. Just my whole game."