Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central 2016 guard Kyle Guy made a phone call to Kenny Johnson the day after the newly hired University of Louisville assistant coach basketball left the same position at Indiana.
And Johnson had a simple message for one of the most sought-after recruits in Indiana.
"When he left IU, I called him the next day and he said, 'Go ahead and tell your parents that Louisville is recruiting you'," Johnson said. "I was excited because he was the main guy (recruiting guy) when he was at Indiana."
The 6-foot-2 Guy averaged 14 points a game as a sophomore at Lawrence Central. He's a three-star prospect, according to Scout.com.
Guy already has scholarship offers from Indiana, Purdue and Indiana State and said he feels like "several others" are close to making him an offer. He also lists U of L, California, Colorado, Butler, Xavier, Vanderbilt, UCLA and Tennessee are other schools showing interest.
Guy helped Indiana Elite win the adidas May Classic recently and this weekend he's been on from outside at the adidas Gauntlet event.
"IU, Purdue and Butler are recruiting me the hardest," he said. "But I think a lot of schools like me and I have been improving a lot."
Johnson has been able to see that improvement because he's been recruiting Guy hard for almost a year. Guy said he was excited to keep his relationship with Johnson going.
Guy said he wants to learn more about U of L and will make a visit to campus "real soon."
"I like him because he knows how to coach, obviously, and really connects with players," Guy said of Johnson. "He has been around the AAU circuit and really knows what we want to talk about. He connects well with the players. Having Louisville recruit me is a true blessing.
"I told my parents about Louisville and they were like, 'It's Louisville' It's one of the best programs out there."