Louisville in the mix for Australian guard

Another new name has emerged for the University of Louisville in the Class of 2016 as a basketball target. William McDowell-White, considered one of the best players in Australia, confirmed to Cardinal Authority that the U of L staff is involved in his recruitment.

The University of Louisville basketball staff has one commitment in the Class of 2016 and the Cardinals' are in on a ton of solid prospects for what appears to be two more spots in the class.

Add another name to the list.

William McDowell-White, considered one of the top young players in Australia, confirmed to Cardinal Authority that Louisville is one of the schools that has started to recruit him for the Class of 2016.

"I don't know much about Louisville in general," McDowell-White said. "I do know about their basketball program and all of the success. I know I would like to be a part of Louisville in the future."

McDowell-White, a 6-foot-5 point guard, was first noticed on the U.S. scene by colleges last summer when he was a star the the Adidas Nations event in Long Beach, Calif. He averaged 13.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists a game in the event.

He said Michigan State, Arizona and LSU were among the "other schools that standout" besides Louisville in his recruitment at this point. The Courier-Mail newspaper in Australia said he could be a potential 2016 NBA Draft selection.

McDowell-White said he wasn't sure what his future held, but he said he has enjoyed getting to know U of L assistant coach Mike Balado and others via Facebook in the recruitment process.

The son of three-time Brisbane Lions premiership winner Darryl White, the 17-year-old McDowell-White is currently one of the stars on the Australia Under-19 National Team competing later this week at the Under-19 World Championships in Greece.

One NBA Scout compared him to Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls to the Australian newspaper.

McDowell-White lives in northern Queensland.

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