University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff have thrown the Cardinals' name into the mix for one of the elite players in the Class of 2017.
Shooting guard Troy Brown of Las Vegas Centennial tells us that the Cardinals have offered him a scholarship. He's heading into his sophomore season of high school.
The 6-foot-6 Brown, who has a 6-foot-7 wing span, is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the '17 class by Scout.com.
Brown also already has offers from Duke, Arizona, USC, UNLV and a host of other schools. He figured to push for the No. 1 spot in that class for the next few years.
A young budding star, Brown has the bloodlines. His sister plays at Kansas, while his father played college ball and his mother ran track in college.
In a recent interview with TheDevilsDen.com, Brown said Louisville was one of the school he has paid closest attention to watching their style in recent years.
"I just usually watch the tournament and different teams," he said. "Like I watched Louisville and some of their guys since high school and then I watched the tournament and stuff."
Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on the recruitment of Brown.