Louisville has jumped into the recruitment of 4-star small forward Savion Flagg, who is from Alvin, Texas

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Louisville basketball staff has added another prospect to its wish list for the Class of 2017 - Savion Flagg. The 6-foot-6 small forward from Alvin, Tx., was impressive at this week's NBPA Top 100 camp.

One of the biggest games of the week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp came from a target the University of Louisville coach staff recently jumped into the recruitment for - Savion Flagg.

The 6-foot-6 small forward from Alvin, Tx., hit 12 of 19 from the field and had 26 points on Friday afternoon. He's scored in double figures in four of six games he's player for his team and is averaging 11.6 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.

"It's been fun," Flagg said of the camp. "I'm just trying to do what I can to improve my game and show I belong."

Flagg more than belongs with the nations elite players.

He already has 10 scholarship offers, including Texas, Creighton, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Purdue and Rice, and said several other schools - including Louisville and Indiana have jumped into the mix.

"I told them it's not too late, I'm wide open," Flagg said. "Coach (Mike) Balado called me and told me they had been watching me. They couldn't come out (in the spring) but they saw me on tape and they liked my game.

"He said he hoped it wasn't too late and he was sorry they jumped in late, but they wanted to be involved."

Flagg said he's going to do more research on the Cardinals' program in the near future but said there is "for sure" mutual interest between the two parties, noting the Cardinals have one of the "best programs" in college basketball.

"I just want to look at all of my options," he said. "I'm very blessed to have all of these opportunities."

Flagg was a little bit of an unknown coming into the spring but has emerged as one of the top prospects in the state of Texas. He plays AAU ball for the Houston Defenders and averages 14.2 points, 5.2 rebounds. 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals a game.

Scout.com national analyst Brian Snow said he expects Flagg's recruitment to continue to add other schools.

"Savion Flagg is a do it all wing who has a tremendous feel for the game and is just now beginning to come into his own," Snow said. "Flagg has good size and athleticism, and can also make shots as well as pass and find open teammates. Look for Flagg's recruitment to continue to expand as more coaches have a chance to see him during the month of July."


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