Cards check out another top Canadian

The University of Louisville basketball staff has spent a lot of time at the Nike Global Challenge this weekend in Washington, D.C. The Cardinals have two commitments playing in the event but have also been looking at some of the younger talent. One of the players the Cardinals have been recruiting is Montaque Gill-Caesar, a Canadian small forward in the Class of 2015.

Montaque Gill-Caesar is one of the top Canadian players in the Class of 2015 and has made it onto the radar of the University of Louisville basketball staff.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Gill-Caesar attends Huntington, W. Va., Prep and was named co-International MVP of the Global Games with Canadian teammate Chris Egi.

Gill-Caesar has a lot of college interest. He answered a few questions for Cardinal Authority at the Nike Global:

Cardinal Authority: What offers do you have?

Gill-Caesar: "Offers, I think I have Ohio State, West Virginia, Illinois, I think Xavier, Purdue. I think those are some of the schools I have."

CA: Schools recruiting you but no offers?

Gill-Caesar: "Recruiting, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky. Those are really about it. Yeah, Louisville too. I think they called."

CA: Any favorites?

Gill-Caesar: "No, not right now, not yet."

CA: Who is coming at you the hardest?

Gill-Caesar: "I think probably Ohio State, Illinois, and Xavier, and Purdue."

CA: Have you visited any schools?

Gill-Caesar: "I took unofficial visits during the school season to West Virginia and Kentucky."

CA: Do you have a timetable for a commitment?

Gill-Caesar: "No, not at all."

CA: So what do you know about Louisville?

Gill-Caesar: "They're a great school. I watched the finals, for March Madness. I just like their team chemistry and just their reputation and just how they play."

CA: What do you think about coach Pitino?

Gill-Caesar: "He looks a cool guy. I haven't got a chance to meet him or even talk to him yet, but he looks like a very good coach and a cool guy."

CA: How much play into decision and thinking about Louisville that they won title?

Gill-Caesar: "It means a lot. I'm just not thinking about it yet. I'm kind of just taking my time."

CA: What do you think of Louisville's style of play?

Gill-Caesar: "I like their style of play, the combination of both running sets and getting up and down the floor."

CA: Are you looking for a certain type of play?

Gill-Caesar: "Probably just a school that likes to run, likes to get up and down the floor because I'm a wing so I like to get out and get transition buckets. And a team that likes to play defense."

CA: What's the strongest part of your game?

Gill-Caesar: "Probably just getting to the rim and knocking down open shots, drawing fouls, getting to the line, and just guarding multiple positions."

CA: The weakest?

Gill-Caesar: "I think right now it's just my ball handling. I just need to work on it a little bit more."

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