Quick hitters: Hoops recruiting nuggets

It's postseason time for some University of Louisville basketball recruits. Cardinal Authority has a few quick hitters on several recruits competing for state titles and a couple of regular-season honors.

  • University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is expected to be in attendance on Thursday night as Seattle Rainier Beach and 2014 commitment Shaqquan Aaron plays Seattle Prep in the quarterfinals of the Class 3-A Washington State Tournament in the Tacoma Dome. Aaron, who committed two weeks ago, was recently named first-team All-Seattle and is averaging 20 points a game for Rainier Beach (20-4). The semifinals are on Friday and the title game on Saturday.
  • Ballard High School junior Quentin Snider, another '14 commitment, scored 19 points on Wednesday to help the Bruins past Male in the Seventh Region semifinals. The regional Player of the Year, Snider and Ballard will play defending state champion Trinity in a battle of the state's two top teams in the regional final on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Valley High School.
  • U of L signee Chris Jones of Northwest Florida State College was named Panhandle Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Jones averages 23 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.9 steals for NW Florida. The Raiders are 25-2 heading into the JUCO state tournament beginning March 7.
  • U of L signees Anton Gill and Terry Rozier have helped Hargrave Military Academy to a 36-7 record heading into the final weekend of the regular-season. Hargrave will host the First Piedmont Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Hargrave will then play in the National Prep Championships next week in New Haven, Conn. Gill is averaging 27 points a game, while Rozier averages 28 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists a game.
  • U of L signee Akoy Agau averages over 20 points and has helped Omaha Central to a 21-2 record. Omaha Central is the top seed in the Nebraska Class A state tournament and will face PLV South next Thursday in the quarterfinals at the Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. The semifinals are Friday and the title game Saturday.
  • U of L women's signee Emmonnie Henderson of Edwardsville, Ill., was named first-team All-State in Illinois. Edwardsville's only loss came last week in the Sectional Final against Richwoods. Henderson averaged 15.1 points a game for Edwardsville, which finished the season 32-1.
  • U of L women's signee Janelle Cannon leads Division I junior colleges in scoring at 25.4 points a game for Southwest Illinois College. She's also averaging 5.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists a game for a 21-5 squad. Cannon had 41 points on Monday – a new school-record – in a win over Lincoln Trail.

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