U of L hoops: Recruiting notebook

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The University of Louisville basketball coaches have been on the recruiting trail for three days. Here's a notebook of items surrounding the coaching staff and some prospects.


Taylor County High School 2017 point guard David Sloan said he was a little surprised by an offer from the University of Louisville last month but noted he's "really excited about it."

Sloan, who was born in Louisville but moved to Campbellsville, Ky., for high school, said he now has seven offers and noted he doesn't have a favorite. But he said he has "always been a Louisville fan."

"I'm really excited about building a relationship with the coaches," he said. "They said they were going to watch me more and then they called and offered me. It was really nice."

Sloan plays for the St. Louis Eagles - one of the top teams at the Nike Peach Jam - and is one of the younger players. He sad he was trying to learn the ropes from some of the older guys.

"It's going to make me a better player, this is the best competition out there," he said.


Flint, Mich., standout wing Miles Bridges has been linked to Kentucky and Michigan State for college but after a win with Team Final on Friday said there's still other schools in the mix.

He has narrowed his list to eight schools and said Louisville is "still in the picture."

Bridges said assistant coach Kenny Johnson is "trying to get me on campus," but he said he wasn't sure when he would make any visits. Bridges did say he was "pretty close to a decision."


With Maverick Rowan still up in the air for the '15 class, the Louisville staff has been looking for a shooter in the '16 class. Johnson spent some time this week watching a new name.

Albany City Rocks shooter Kevin Huerter is from Clifton Park, N.Y., and is one of the top shooters in the class.

Huerter said he really hasn't heard a lot from the U of L staff but his list is "pretty open" and he noted new schools could get involved. The 6-foot-5 Huerter was just 1 of 5 from three-point range and had eight points with Johnson watching.


Victory Rock Prep School 2017 forward Mayan Kiir had a huge Friday for the Florida Sons.

Kirr, who made an unofficial visit to Louisville earlier this summer, is the cousin of U of L junior Mangok Mathiang. He plays for Loren Jackson, who was the guardian for Mathiang and Deng Adel.

The 6-foot-9 Kiir had five points, 12 rebounds for three assists in a win over Basketball University and then in a loss to Team Fast Elite had eight points, 16 rebounds and four assists.


Louisville has watched every prospect the Cardinals are after in the first two days at the Peach Jam at least two times apiece. But one prospect the Cardinals have not seen is Georgia Stars center Abdul Ado.

The 6-foot-10 Ado had been listing U of L and claimed an offer but the staff hasn't been in contact in "months," per a source.

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