Louisville self-imposed more sanctions on the basketball program on Wednesday; how will those affect recruiting for the Cardinals' staff

The University of Louisville self-imposed more sanctions on the basketball program on Wednesday. Cardinal Authority has the latest on how will those affect recruiting for the Cardinals' staff.

The University of Louisville announced more self-imposed penalties for the basketball program on Wednesday, cutting one scholarship for two seasons and limiting some recruiting days this year.

But the question remains, how will that affect the Cardinals program?

Two sources close to the situation told Cardinal Authority that U of L recruiting efforts won't be hindered by the situation. Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels agreed with the sources.

"In the end, I don't think this really hurts Louisville all that much," Daniels said.

The school will announce it is stripping itself of two scholarships and two official visits in the future. The scholarship reductions - down to 12 from the NCAA maximum 13 - will be one from the 2017-18 season and another from the 2018-19 season.

The Cardinals' staff will also reduce its recruiting days by 30 this year. The staff will not be on the road this mont at all, meaning 24 opportunities, and the other six will be in July.

One of the sources confirmed to Cardinal Authority that U of L's staff has already informed the top 2017 targets the school is after that the staff won't be on the road in April and they would be evaluated in July.

Daniels said: "They'll still be actively recruiting guys on the phone."


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