Abdul Ado has 'great' visit to Louisville

Chattanooga, Tenn., Hamilton Heights Christian junior center Abdul Ado made an unofficial visit to the University of Louisville last weekend. The 6-foot-11 Ado spent time touring the campus and chatted with the U of L coaches while also attending the Murray State game.

In July, Chattanooga, Tenn., Hamilton Heights Christian junior Abdul Ado told Cardinal Authority one of the first "really big" schools to show him interest was the University of Louisville.

The 6-foot-11 four-star prospect said he wanted to see the U of L campus, noting that "it's important to like the facilities and places you might go to school."

And last weekend, Ado had that chance with U of L.

The Cardinals are one of the schools that has offered Adu, who spent time on campus on Saturday. He toured the campus, spent time with the coaches and attended the football game.

"It went great," Adu said in a phone interview. "It was pretty perfect."

A native a Lagos, Nigeria, Ado said he knows about U of L and coach Rick Pitino's history with recruiting and developing foreign big men. He said Gorgui Dieng is "someone I really watched a lot, I like his game a whole lot.

"Watching those guys from other countries, that motivates me," he said.

Ado confirmed other schools in the mix are: Memphis, Arizona, Arizona State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee among several other schools.

Ado moved to the U.S. last February.

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