Raymond Spalding nearing a decision?

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Trinity High School power forward Raymond Spalding finished his second week of playing with The Ville this month on Saturday. He told Cardinal Authority that a decision could be coming soon. Where does the University of Louisville stand with the hometown product?

Trinity High School power forward Raymond Spalding has been tracked by a number of schools during the first two weeks of the July evaluation periods in Indianapolis and Augusta.

The University of Louisville has had multiple coaches at most of Spalding's games, while Xavier and Indiana haven't missed many. Tennessee, Butler, Clemson, Duke and others have also had a front-row seat for a bunch of The Vile games.

But after a loss in the Peach State on Saturday afternoon, Spalding confirmed to Cardinal Authority that his recruitment could soon be coming to a close.

When asked if he was ready to end the process, Spalding said "I think kinda soon. I think so."

"Sometimes it becomes tough," he said. "I don't want to miss a call and seem too rude or not text back to people. So it's tough sometimes. I just don't want to be rude to anybody.

"That's the toughest thing about it all is making people upset."

The 6-foot-9 Spalding, who is considered the top player in Kentucky, said he has been thinking about his recruitment a lot recently.

In Indianapolis last week, Spalding said U of L, Indiana and Xavier were his top three. When asked if the Cardinals were No. 1 on his list at this point, Spalding said, "Yes, sir."

It's the hometown school and it's hard to pass that up," he said. "I have to make the best decision for me. So we'll see."

Spalding is the No. 66 player in the Class of 2015, according to Scout.com.


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