U of L commits rolling in Vegas

Scout.com released its updated rankings for the Class of 2014 and the University of Louisville's three-man haul to this point is ranked No. 2. The three future Cardinals are all at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas and have been impressive through the first couple of days of the prestigious event.

Before he heads on the road for the summer evaluation period, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino already has three commitments.

And all three 2014 prospects have been impressive this spring and summer on the AAU and camp circuit.

Watching all three in Las Vegas at the LeBron James Skills Academy, Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels said they future Cardinals "didn't disappoint."

Ballard High School senior Quentin Snider, who has been committed for close to two years, and Evansville, Ind., Bosse guard JaQuan Lyle have both upheld their lofty ranking against the best competition in the country.

Snider said he wanted to go into the LeBron James event "and do my best because there's still a lot for me to prove. I want to do my best every time, I want to make sure I am getting better every game."

The 6-foot-1 Snider has also performed well at the NBA Players Association Top 100 camp and the Deron Williams Point Guard Skills Academy.

"I feel like I am getting better," Snider said. "It's fun for me to try and stay humble. (The rankings) are motivation and stuff. It's just a lot of fun for me to play against the top competition and try to get better."

Snider, who will play with Louisville Magic and will be in Indianapolis on Wednesday for the adidas Invitational, is ranked as the No. 29 player in the country and the No. 7 point guard in the class.

The 6-foot-4 Lyle is the most recent commitment to the Cardinals and is ranked as the No. 12 prospect in the country. He said the commitment "still feels great and I am glad I did it. Louisville is the right place for me."

Lyle said he's using the LeBron event to improve his skills even more, including a few things coach Rick Pitino told him he needed to improve.

The 6-foot-8 Aaron is from Seattle Rainier Beach High School and committed to U of L last winter. He's been drawing rave reviews from the LeBron camp for his outside shot and his ability to slash to the basket.

"Coach P tells me what I need to work on and that's what I am trying to do," Aaron said. "He said he loves my offensive game. I need to put some weight on and make sure I am playing defense all the time. I am already improving my defense.

"I am just still really excited. Coach P is a Hall of Fame coach and he's really helping me. I can't way to get there."

All three prospects are doing a little recruiting while in Vegas. Snider said the three are recruiting a bunch of guys, including Leron Black and Cliff Alexander among several others.

"We want it to be a great class," he said.


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