A recap of day one of the second evaluation period of the summer for the University of Louisville basketball staff

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - The second of three evaluation periods began on Wednesday night and the University of Louisville basketball staff spent time at three different events. Here's a recap of the prospects the Cardinals saw on Wednesday.

It was a three-tournament night for the University of Louisville basketball staff on Wednesday.

The start of the second evaluation period of the summer saw assistant coach David Padgett at the IBCA event in Indianapolis to watch Romeo Langford play with his New Albany, Ind., High School teammates.

Padgett spent the evening at the event for just Langford.

U of L assistant coach Kenny Johnson was in Hyattsville, Md., at the Victor Oladipo Skills Academy where he watched Alex O'Connell go for 27 points in the second game of the night.

Other U of L targets at the event include, Lance Thomas (10 points and 10 rebounds), D.J. Harvey (11 points, 11 rebounds) and 2018 top target Brandon Slater (9 points and 2 rebounds).

Head coach Rick Pitino and assistant coach Mike Baldo both spent time at the Under Armour finals in Cartersville, Ga., watching a few prospects on the first night of the evaluation period.

Pitino started his night watching Florida Vipers 7-foot center Victor Uyaelunmo, who had nine points and 10 rebounds before he went down with a serious ankle injury late in the game. He was taken off on a stretch and to a local hospital.

It was 2018 guard Javonte Smart up next for the U of L coaches and they watched him go for 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in a loss for his Beast Mode team.

Fort Wayne, Ind., Snider center Malik Williams was up next for the U of L staff. Williams' Team Legit lost to the Uncommon Bulls 53-48 as Pitino watched along with other head coaches Tom Izzo, Matt Painter, Fran McCaffery and Chris Mack.

And then it was Team Breakdown to end the night. Pitino saw Anfernee Simons and Elijah Weaver's team drop a close game.


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