D.J. Harvey reacts to Louisville offer

2017 five-star small forward D.J. Harvey of Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic added Louisville to his growing list of scholarship offers on Sunday. Cardinal Authority has his reaction.

Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic small forward D.J. Harvey added a scholarship offer from the University of Louisville on Sunday.

"I'm very honored," he told Cardinal Authority. "I've been looking at Louisville basketball for awhile now and I'm a big fan of their basketball program and what they stand for, so I'm very honored and blessed to have this opportunity."

Cardinals assistant Kenny Johnson, a Maryland native and a graduate of the University of Maryland, watched the 2017 five-star prospect at the Boo Williams EYBL held in Hampton, Virginia over the weekend.

In addition to Louisville, the 6-foot-6 Harvey also holds scholarship offers from Arizona, Memphis, Miami, NC State, Tennessee, Texas and Xavier. Connecticut, Duke, Ohio State and UCLA are among the many others expressing an interest.

"Me and my family are enjoying it right now," Harvey said of the recruiting process. "I enjoy the attention and I love playing the game and being able to go to college for free.

"Right now we are just going through the process, so I don't have any favorites right now. I'm blessed to be in the situation where I can have a choice of colleges. I love all the schools that have offered me so far."

When the time does come to narrow his options and eventually choosing a school, Harvey has a number of factors that will play a role in his decision.

"Definitely early playing time, the coaching staff, how many kids that come out of there become pros, their tournament runs, what kind of tempo that they play and their relationship with my family."

Rated as the nation's number two small forward in the 2017 class by Scout.com, Harvey's strengths are his "aggressiveness, versatile scoring, rebounding and athleticism."

"I like getting out and running," he said, adding that defensive efforts help spark his offensive game. "It translates to offense. It really helps me on my offensive game."

Louisville will watch Harvey again April 24-26 at the Nike EYBL in Lexington.


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