A look at the Louisville prospects evaluated at the adidas Gauntlet series finale last week in Spartanburg, S.C.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The University of Louisville basketball staff had a coach at the adidas Gauntlet finals the entire time the event was going on, including Rick Pitino for a day. Cardinal Authority takes a look at the Louisville prospects in the events and how they performed.

The University of Louisville basketball staff had a coach at the adidas Gauntlet finals the entire time the event was going on, including Rick Pitino for the entire first day of the event.

Cardinal Authority takes a look at the Louisville prospects in the events and how they performed.

Makai Ashton-Langford: Led Mass Rivals to the adidas title in Spartanburg and is now - in my opinion - the top target on the board for the Cardinals. He's so good on both ends of the floor and is as tough as they come. He brings a sense of toughness to the point guard spot that I haven't seen in a Louisville recruit in some time.

Romeo Langford: Another week, another solid effort for Langford. He had three 20-plus games, including 26 in a loss to Mass Rivals in the quarterfinals. Louisville didn't miss a game the entire week and won't miss one this summer.

Lindell Wigginton: Not too far behind Ashton-Langford on the board and likely about the same as Nike guy Matt Coleman; Wigginton has high arc on his shot and really can get it going on both ends of the floor. He's an Oak Hill guy and very talented.

Lugentz Dort: Maybe a little higher than I expected him to be, but I LOVED this kid. Reminds me of a baby Rawle Alkins, who the Cards recruited last year. He dunks on people and is physical and talented. Needs to work on shooting more.

Mayan Kiir: Really had a solid week with four double-double efforts and a solid showing in front of Rick Pitino. I still think he's a little behind the other big guy targets mainly because his body is a little different. He looks like he's not in shape; but he does play hard.

Darius Perry: The point guard from Marietta, Ga., was solid the entire week. He did get a technical foul and didn't play well in one game watched by Pitino, but still he's high on the list. Expect Perry to make an official visit; expect the staff to watch him again next week in Atlanta.

Nick Weatherspoon: Nothing not to like from Weatherspoon, who said he will make one of his five visits to Louisville. But still have to think Mississippi State is the overall leader.

Makhtar Gueye: A ton of talent and a lot of upside from the 6-foot-9 Gueye, who also plays on Mass Rivals. He's raw but has a huge amount of upside and he has a close connection to former Cardinal Gorgui Dieng.

Jase Febres: Was unknown going into the week but he was 24-for-34 from three-point range and was a name given to the staff by several folks they dealt with last year with the Puerto Rican team. He's a potential target moving forward.

David Sloan: The Ballard High School guard had an early offer from Louisville; but I would be surprised if he's on the board moving forward.


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