Philadelphia 2017 point guard Quade Green says Louisville has made him a priority in recruiting; will make a visit to see the Cardinals

Philadelphia point guard Quade Green, one of the top 50 players in the Class of 2017, said Louisville has made him a priority in the recruiting process. Green said he expects to make a visit to see the Cardinals' program.

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is searching for a point guard in the Class of 2017.

Pitino and his staff have been in contact with several of the nations elite point guards and one says he's been chatting with the Cardinals' so much that he wants to visit campus and check it out.

Philadelphia's Quade Green, ranked as the No. 51 player in the Scout.com rankings, has been sensational this spring and said Pitino told him he's become a priority for the Cardinals.

"I talk to (Pitino) all the time," Green said. "On the phone, Facetime, everything."

"He said I would be great for his team. He loves my demeanor and competitiveness."

Green has offers from U of L, Arizona, Xavier, Michigan State, Syracuse, Maryland, Rutgers, Temple and Villanova and has also been hearing from Miami and Duke in recent weeks.

"I will go make some visits in August," Green said, noting he would take unofficial visits soon to Xavier and Syracuse and would "definitely" make an official to U of L at the end of the summer and also likely to Michigan State.

"Yes, they fit my style of play," he said about U of L. "Everything runs through the guards. I really like that system."

In two weekends of play with the PSA Cardinals in the Nike EYBL, Green is averaging 11 assists a game. He has helped the Cardinals to a 6-1 record and has 33 more assists than the second-leading point guard on the EYBL circuit.

"I just try and get my teammates involved," Green said.

Green said he wants to make a commitment by September. He's also averaging 12.9 points and 2.5 rebounds a game.


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