With six newcomers on the roster, including four incoming true freshmen, there are plenty of minutes to go around this coming season for the University of Louisville basketball team.
One of those true freshmen - Deng Adel - is making an early case for playing time.
Adel, a 6-foot-8 small forward, has been enrolled for the last two summer semesters at U of L and has been making waves in workouts and practices with the Cardinals. U of L coach Rick Pitino has said several times the youngster has been impressive.
Adel was one of the top targets in the '15 class for U of L and was the first player to make a commitment to Pitino in the class and said in a recent interview that he can't wait to get on the floor.
"I can't wait to play in front of these fans," Adel said. "Coach (Pitino) said there was going to be an opportunity if I worked hard and I just want to make sure I do everything I need to do to get on the floor.
"I can't wait to get out there. I'm just so pumped."
Ranked as the No. 23 player in the Class of 2015 rankings by Scout.com, Adel is a five-star prospect and checks in as the No. 5 forward. Adel is a native of Sudan who grew up in Australia. He averaged 22 points and eight rebounds in his first season at Victory Rock two years ago and just under 20 points a game this past season at Victory Rock in Bradenton, Fla.
The other three freshmen - Ray Spalding, Ryan McMahon and Donovan Mitchell - are also enrolled. All four freshmen are expected to travel with the Cardinals in early August for a trip to Puerto Rico.