Memphis SG still looking at Louisville

The University of Louisville basketball staff is still after about a dozen players for the Class of 2013. Cardinal Authority will check in with some of those prospects, beginning with Memphis guard Jajuan Johnson.

Memphis Southwind shooting guard Jajuan Johnson made a visit to the Louisville campus in early June and is still listing the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-5 Johnson played AAU ball for the Bluff City Legends and was evaluated on several occasions by members of the U of L coaching staff, including Rick Pitino.

"Nobody really stands out, but they've been showing interest," Johnson said. "Coach Pitino said I could cone in and play as a freshman.

"They want me to play the 2-guard but I can also play the one and the three."

Johnson said he "grew up watching Memphis, Texas and Duke-North Carolina games," and his list consists of Memphis, Alabama, Texas and U of L.

He said there were other schools and he could narrow the list soon. He's ranked No. 31 in the new Class of 2013 top 100.

"All the coaches showed me a lot of love and I just tried to play my game," Johnson said. "I try to prove and show that I am an elite score, handle the ball and rebound and that I can play with the best of them.

"I put a lot of pressure on myself, but I feel like I played really good."

Johnson never said that U of L would get a visit. But in three separate interviews in July, he hinted that U of L was a program he would "take a closer look at" before he makes a final college decision.


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