D.J. Harvey, a top 2017 target for Louisville, has connections to the Cardinals; he plays for same AAU team as V.J. King was on

Hyattsville, Md., forward D.J. Harvey is a top 2017 target for the University of Louisville. Harvey has connections to the program, including being a former teammate of U of L freshman V.J. King. Here's an update on his recruitment.

D.J. Harvey hears about the University of Louisville all the time.

The 6-foot-5 Harvey, a five-star small forward from Hyattsville, Md., plays AAU for Team Takeover. Current U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson was running the Takeover program when Harvey first played for that team and he was teammates of U of L incoming freshman V.J. King.

"V.J. is always trying to get me to go there," Harvey said at the recent Nike EYBL event in Westfield, Ind. "We played together and he said I need to come there to Louisville. (Johnson) was the coach when I started playing for Takeover.

"So, there are connections there to Louisville."

Harvey, who is ranked as the No. 17 player in the '17 class, narrowed his list to 16 schools during the high school season and said he likely would narrow it to under 10 at some point in the next few months.

He listed U of L, Duke, Kansas, Connecticut, Villanova, North Carolina, Notre Dame and North Carolina State and also noted he made a recent visit to Texas. While he's not sure where he'll take his official visits, Harvey said he knows what he's looking for.

"Trust and relationships," he said. "I have to trust the staff where I'm going to play."

Harvey is already one of the elite players in the '17 class, but noted he "still has to improve."

"I am coming in kind of slow, playing well but not what I am capable of," he said. "I'm getting there, it just could be a lot better.

"I'm out there trying to prove there are not many guys better than me in the class. I want to come out here and dominate and show the college coaches that I can do a little bit of everything."

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