Four-star shooting guard Kameron McGusty, who is from Katy, Texas, has seen his stock soar this spring. He mentioned a dozen schools when asked about ones showing him a lot of interest.
And one of those was the University of Louisville.
U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson has been in touch and the 6-foot-5 McGusty said he's hoping to land an offer sometime soon from the Cardinals and head coach Rick Pitino.
"I've been talking to them a lot," McGusty said. "I know when coach Pitino comes and sees me this summer they'll definitely offer me a scholarship. I'm excited to be talking to Louisville."
McGusty said he remains "very open" in the recruiting process and mentioned Louisville, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Florida, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, USC, and Auburn.
He had an impressive first day at the NBA Top 100 Camp. In the first game, McGusty had 12 points and three assists, while in the nightcap finishing with seven points, three rebounds and two steals.
"It's been fun so far," he said. "There's a lot of talent here. I'm just trying to compete."
McGusty has seen his name rise in the national rankings because he's been competing at a high level. He averaged 23 points and 5.2 rebounds on the Under Armour Association circuit this spring.
And a lot of schools took notice.
McGusty said Louisville has jumped into the mix because of Johnson. He said he has a "really good" relationship with the second-year assistant coach and "has a lot of interest," in the Cardinals.
"It would be dumb for me to say I don't have interest in them," he said. "I think it's a good fit for me with the way they play with their guards. They're uptempo and I am ver versatile."
Another thing he has going for him is defense. With the defense stressed in Pitino's system, McGusty said that is music to his ears since he wants some college to develop him into a "defensive stopper."
"I think they could do that," he said. "I love to play defense."
McGusty said he isn't sure the Cardinals will offer before Pitino sees him in person, but they will remain on the list. He hopes to take a few official visits at the end of the summer.