Paul Dunbar guard Taveion Hollingsworth already has nine scholarship offers heading into the month of July. But on Friday he visited an in-state school that he's hoping to land offer No. 10 from - Louisville.
The 6-foot-3 leading candidate for Kentucky Mr. Basketball honors has been hearing from the Cardinals for a couple of months and made an unofficial visit to campus on Friday. He's being recruited by U of L assistant coach David Padgett.
"It was really nice," Hollingsworth told Cardinal Authority. "I really liked the campus. They showed me around and showed me the dorms and I was able to watch a practice. It went great."
Hollingsworth said U of L coach Rick Pitino was "just like I thought" he would be during practice - "intense."
"He's such a good coach, it was fun to be able to watch," he said.
Hollingsworth averaged 21 points and 5.4 rebounds as Paul Dunbar finished 33-6 and beat Doss in the championship game of the Sweet 16. He was a first-team All-State selection and was named the MVP of the Sweet 16.
"He can play at that level, I'm sure of that," Dunbar coach Scott Chalk said of U of L. "We always felt like he was a little under appreciated. I think the (interest) is just something for him to know his hard work is paying off. He's really good."
Hollingsworth's current offers include, Saint Louis, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky, Winthrop and UNC Wilmington. He'll run with M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs this summer on the AAU circuit.
"(Louisville) said they would be coming to watch me in July," he said.