Shreiner 'amazed' by atmosphere at U of L

The University of Louisville men's basketball team hosted an under-the-radar prospect last weekend. Phoenix Westwind Preparatory Academy guard Lyrik Shreiner said he left the visit "very impressed" with U of L. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the shooting guard.

Phoenix, Ariz., Westwind Prep shooting guard Lyrik Shreiner made his first college visit last weekend - and it left quite an impression.

The 6-foot-4 Shreiner, who is a major under-the-radar prospect, visited the University of Louisville last weekend and watched the Cardinals beat Central Florida in the KFC Yum! Center.

"It was so great," Shreiner said. "I had a heck of a time, everything was just great. I love the coaches and I love how everyone there loves basketball. It's not like that in Arizona always, people just love the basketball team.

"I was just amazed because everything was so nice. I had a great time."

Shreiner said he spoke at length with the U of L coaches about his recruitment. He said he would "more than likely be in" the Class of 2015 and not '14 - like he currently is - because he's a young senior compared to others.

"I told them I would be in '15 and they said they would recruit me there," Shreiner said. "Louisville is certainly a top option but I want to look and see what else is out there."

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

Besides U of L, Shreiner said 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.

Shreiner averages 33 points, 12 rebounds and 9.5 assists a game for Westwind Prep, which is 13-1 this season and undefeated in Arizona.

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