Five-star 2016 power forward T.J. Leaf will make an official visit to Louisville on Oct. 2

The University of Louisville basketball team will get an official visit from El Cajon, Calif., power forward T.J. Leaf after an in-home visit on Tuesday night from Cardinals' head coach Rick Pitino and assistant Kenny Johnson.

Five-star 2016 power forward T.J. Leaf will make an official visit to the University of Louisville on Oct. 2.

The 6-foot-10 Leaf, who de-committed from Arizona in August, just added the Cardinals to his list in the last few weeks after the coaching staff inquired. U of L coach Rick Pitino and assistant Kenny Johnson made an in-home visit on Tuesday night.

"It went so great," Leaf said via text message about the visit.

Leaf went on to talk about U of L coach Rick Pitino and the style he plays with the Cardinals: "Rick Pitino is a legend. And his style and the type of coach he is could fit me very well."

Leaf is ranked as the No. 22 player in the country per Scout.com and the No. 4 power forward. He is also looking at Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Texas, California, San Diego State, Gonzaga and Indiana.

Leaf, who played AAU ball with Compton Magic last summer, spent the last part of July playing for the Israeli National Team in the U18 European Championships in the B division, where he averaged 16.1 points and 8.4 rebounds a game.

Louisville had previously recruited Leaf when then-assistant Wyking Jones made contact early in his junior season. But Leaf committed to Arizona last November, picking the Wildcats then over Michigan, UCLA and Florida.

U of L will also host Texas guard Andrew Jones on Oct. 2. Texas point guard De'Aaron Fox will make his official visit this weekend, while commitment V.J. King will be in town for an unofficial visit.


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