U of L basketball: Recruiting notebook

Here are a few University of Louisville basketball recruiting nuggets, including a big 2016 visitor on Friday to campus. Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on all the recruiting news from the program.


Indianapolis Cathedral 2016 guard Eron Gordon spent a few hours on the University of Louisville campus this afternoon.

Gordon, the brother of former Indiana University star and NBA player Eric Gordon, arrived at U of L this morning. His other brother, Evan, also played at IU.

The 6-foot-2 Gordon spent time with the U of L assistant coaches, took a tour of the campus and facilities and watched some of the current players in an individual workout session.

"Just a great visit," Eric Gordon Sr., the players father said.

The youngest Gordon holds scholarship offers from Indiana, Arizona State, Purdue and is hearing from a bunch of other schools.

Eron Gordon, who transferred from Indianapolis North Central to Cathedral earlier this week, averaged 14.7 points and 2.6 assists as a sophomore at North Central.


Bradenton, Fla., Victory Rock Prep School forward Deng Adel, one of the biggest risers in the recent updated Scout.com top 100, is planning a visit to U of L in the near future.

The 6-foot-7 Adel could make a trip next week to campus, according to his coach and guardian, Loren Jackson.

"We're working on something now," Jackson told Cardinal Authority.

Adel, who is from Australia and came to Victory Rock prior to last season, went from unranked to No. 18 in the Scout top 100.

Scout national analyst Rob Harrington said in a story earlier this week: "Adel is a versatile wing with athleticism and size, and at 6-7 he's a tall wing. He has been fantastic on the Adidas circuit with Florida Elite."

In a recent interview with Cardinal Authority, Adel said U of L was his "leader." He knew current U of L player Mangok Mathiang when he was in Australia and Jackson also coached Mathiang when he came to the U.S.


Bryant Crawford, the No. 56 player in the Class of 2015, confirmed his visit to U of L will be on June 11.

The 6-foot-1 Crawford made a visit to Villanova on Thursday and is also scheduled to "perhaps" visit Maryland next week.

Crawford doesn't have an offer from U of L but does have offers from Maryland, Connecticut, Georgetown, Indiana, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, South Florida, Seton Hall and Texas.

On Wednesday, Crawford told The Terrapin Times that he has "no favorites at this time, but we'll see what happens after these next couple of visits." U of L has been considered a favorite since hiring assistant Kenny Johnson.


Fast rising 2016 big man Abdulhakim Ado, a Nigerian living and playing now in Chattanooga, Tenn., is expected to make a visit to U of L in late June.

The 6-foot-11 Ado plays at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy and on the AAU circuit for the Georgia Stars, where he's opened some eyes with his solid play this spring.

Scout national analyst Evan Daniels called Ado "massive" and said he was a "very good shot blocker." He's expected to rise up the '16 national rankings when updated.

Ohio State, Tennessee, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Connecticut and Memphis have also shown interest in Ado, who visited Middle Tennessee State on Friday.

As a sophomore, Ado averaged 9.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 7.3 blocked shots a game.

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