Jody Demling

Louisville women's coach Jeff Walz and his staff have been tracking another West Coast star; Destiny Littleton has U of L in her final six

University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz and his staff have been tracking another West Coast star. The Cardinals are hot after San Diego guard Destiny Littleton, who has U of L in her final six schools.

The University of Louisville women's basketball staff has had some good luck with recruits from the West Coast, including current junior standout Mariya Moore who is from Hercules, Calif.

The Cardinals already have one commitment in the Class of 2017 from California - Loretta Kakala - and the staff has been spending a lot of time trying to lure another major prospect from California to U of L.

San Diego guard Destiny Littleton, the No. 9 ranked player in the '17 class by ESPN.com, has Louisville in her final six and the Cardinals have been spotted as regulars at her games with West Coast Premier this summer.

"They have told me about it and I will look for that," Littleton said of the West Coast recruiting success. "I really like the family atmosphere they have there at Louisville and the coaching staff is great.

"They're a really good program and I like them a lot."

The 5-foot-9 Littleton has U of L, Syracuse, USC, UCLA, Michigan and South Carolina on her final list. She said she will narrow it down to five schools in the next few weeks and then make official visits to those schools.

"It's going to be very difficult," she said of her decision. "I'm having a difficult time narrowing it to five right now."

Littleton said college coaches tell her they like a lot about her game, including her work ethic and willingness to always improve.

"I try to take one game at a time on the EYBL circuit," she said. "My mindset is to always get better. I still haven't committed so the school could take their offers away. The coaches say every year they see something new in my game and they like that.

"I just continue to work on my game and try to improve."

As a freshman at The Bishop's School, Littleton averaged 20.3 points and started all 30 games before averaging 33.7 points in 34 games as a sophomore and was named San Diego Sectional Player of the Year as a junior. She averaged 35.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 2.9 assists last season and already has 2,934 career points.


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