U of L hoops: Recruiting notebook

The University of Louisville basketball staff has been on the road throughout the month of July and here are a few updates after the three evaluations periods were completed.

A few weeks after decommitting from Oklahoma, West Linn, Ore., point guard Payton Pritchard tells Scout.com that his recruitment is "wide open" and confirms the University of Louisville is involved.

Pritchard says that Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Baylor, Louisville, California, Arizona State and Oregon are the schools which have reached out since opening up his recruitment.

The Cardinals have been in contact and have had four coaches watch Pritchard play.

The 6-foot-1 Pritchard said he plans on visiting Oklahoma and Oregon but hasn't set up any other visits.

Pritchard told Scout.com analyst Josh Gershon that he was “looking for the best fit. I just want to be take all of my official visits and make sure I’m 100% sure.”

U of L director of operations David Padgett spent the month on the road because Rick Pitino and Mike Balado were with the Puerto Rican National team. Each school can have four coaches on the road.

Padgett went to New Jersey this week to watch Markelle Fultz in three games.

Fultz is one of the top targets for the Cardinals in the '16 class.

U of L had assistant coaches Mike Balado and Kenny Johnson both at Freedom Hall on Sunday watching David Sloan.

The Taylor County High School point guard was playing with the Louisville Magic in the AAU Super Showcase 16s final and is one of the 2017 prospects that U of L has offered.

The 5-foot-9 Sloan is considered one of the top prospects in the state of Kentucky.

Louisville had been watching Vermont Academy guard Bruce Brown a bunch in the first evaluation period.

But the Cardinals didn't watch him at all in the final two weeks, so it won't be a surprise when Brown comes out with a final list of schools that doesn't include the Cardinals.


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