Louisville offers 5-star '16 center

The University of Louisville basketball team landed a big-time wing - V.J. King - on Friday and then later in the day offered one of the top post players in the country. Pinetown, N.C., Northside center Edrice "Bam" Adebayo landed an offer from the Cardinals.

The University of Louisville basketball staff has landed an elite wing from the Class of 2016 - V.J. King - and is looking for a top point guard. Now, the Cardinals have offered another big-time post player.

Pinetown, N.C., Northside center Edrice "Bam" Adebayo confirmed on Friday night that the Cardinals have offered him a scholarship. He's the No. 25 player in the Class of 2016, according to the Scout.com rankings.

Adebayo also has offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Memphis, East Carolina, Kansas, West Virginia and a bunch of other schools.

Adebayo averaged 17.5 points and 19.8 rebounds as a sophomore and his numbers as a junior were just a bit lower. He's a solid inside threat on both ends of the floor.

In AAU this spring, Adebayo has played with top guard Dennis Smith, who is also a U of L target.

More later in his recruitment.


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