Louisville now recruiting in-state '17 guard

The University of Louisville basketball staff has jumped into the recruiting mix for one of the state's top young prospects. Taylor County sophomore guard David Sloan was evaluated by the Cardinals and will visit on Saturday for the Duke game.

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino recently offered Taylor County junior guard Quentin Goodin a scholarship.

Goodin will visit U of L on Saturday for the game against Duke, but he won't be alone. Goodin will be joined by Taylor County teammates David Sloan.

The 5-foot-10 Sloan, one of the state's top prospects in the Class of 2017, is now being actively recruited by Louisville. Pitino and assistant coach Mike Balado watched him at the recent King of the Bluegrass and then expressed interest to coach Rich Gatewood.

"It would be very exciting for me," Sloan said of the potential of U of L and Pitino showing more interest in his game. "I've watched them a lot, growing up. I love how he uses his guards and I like the program."

Pitino - or the staff - have only seen Sloan a few times but the Cardinals are expected to see him later this week at the Flying to the Hoop event in Dayton, Ohio.

Gatewood confirmed that Sloan will be with Goodin at U of L's game on Saturday.

Sloan said Western Kentucky was the first to extend him an offer and he's since added one from Wright State and has interest from "a whole lot," of Division I schools. He recently visited Tennessee for the Volunteers game against Alabama.

Sloan was born in Louisville and played a little varsity ball at Moore High School - for Gatewood - as an eighth-grader. He moved to Campbellsville and enrolled at Taylor County prior to his freshman season.

In 18 games for the Cardinals this season, Sloan is averaging 12.9 points, 5.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game. He's hitting 45.8 percent from the field, including 47.5 percent (28 of 59) from three-point range.

Sloan participated in the USA Basketball Developmental Camp in October.

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