Arizona shooting guard visiting U of L

The University of Louisville men's basketball team will be hosting an under-the-radar prospect on Saturday night. Phoenix Westwind Preparatory Academy guard Lyrik Shreiner will be in attendance when the Cardinals play Central Florida. Cardinal Authority has the latest.

In less than a month, Phoenix Westwind Preparatory Academy shotoing guard Lyrik Shreiner has had a lot happen on the hardwood.

The 6-foot-4 Shreiner scored a state record 65 points in a game - shooting 26 of 27 from the field - and then saw his stock with colleges soar because of his sensational play.

Now, Shreiner is making his first college visit. He will be at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday night when the University of Louisville takes on Central Florida.

"It's been crazy but I am so excited," Shreiner said. "It's all happened so fast. I just want to take it all in and see what it's like.

"I haven't taken any visits so I am looking forward to seeing what it's like. I want to see what Louisville is all about, how the players like it and how the coaches are. It should be a lot of fun for me."

Shreiner, who played AAU for the Arizona Magic last spring and summer, said he was more of a wing before this high school season. He's now a point guard/combo guard and is thriving.

"Before this year, I really didn't have a lot of interest," he explained.

Shreiner now has U of L, Washington, UTEP, Pittsburgh, Washington State, San Diego, Boise State, Portland State and North Texas interested. He said he's also heard from Kansas, Connecticut and Memphis among others.

"A lot of them," he said.

Shreiner, who is still just 17-years-old, said he isn't sure he will stay in the Class of 2014. He might reclassify into the '15 class.

"I'm a young senior, so that's what I am leaning towards," he said, noting U of L wants him for the '15 class and not '14.

Cardinal Authority will have more on Shreiner after his visit to U of L.

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