Louisville coach Rick Pitino went to evaluate 2016 Cleveland guard Frankie Hughes on Monday

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday afternoon with assistant coach Mike Balado to evaluate a new name on the Cardinals' recruiting list. Garfield Heights High School guard Frankie Hughes is an under-the-radar prospect drawing a lot of new attention. Check out what the Cardinals saw in Hughes:

The University of Louisville basketball program has two scholarships left in the Class of 2016.

And Rick Pitino and his staff are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to fill out the class with at least one guard. The Cardinals have had De'Aaron Fox and Andrew Jones in on official visits and are recruiting Australian guard Dejan Vasiljevic, who might visit this winter.

On Monday, Pitino and assistant coach Mike Balado saw another prospect and he's now been added to the Cardinals' recruiting big board for the Class of 2016 - Frankie Hughes.

"They were here and watched open gym," Garfield Heights coach Sonny Johnson said.

Johnson said the Cardinals and a "whole bunch" of other big-time schools are now coming in to try and land Hughes, who is a player with "just a tremendous amount of potential and upside."

"He can shoot it," Johnson said. "He has a lot of upside and a lot of coachea are coming in to see him. He has a lot of schools calling now and he's just open right now with (his recruitment)."

The 6-foot-4 Hughes, who helped Garfield Heights to the Division I state semifinals as a junior, had narrowed his list of schools to St. Joseph, Dayton, San Francisco, Texas A&M, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

But Richard Pitino recently picked up a pair of commitments and Hughes' visit was called off for the Gophers.

Johnson said Tennessee, Wisconsin, Virginia Commonwealth and Louisville among several others have coming called in recent weeks.

"A lot of schools are looking at him, now it's just a matter of who bites," Johnson said. "He's good enough to play at any level. He can shoot it and he can be a combo guy."


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