Jody Demling

Marietta, Ga., point guard Darius Perry recaps his visit with the University of Louisville that ended this morning

Marietta, Ga., Wheeler High School point guard Darius Perry finished up his official visit with the University of Louisville this morning. Perry recaps the visit and says it gave him "a good feel" for what he needed to know from the Cardinals' staff.

Marietta, Ga., Wheeler High School point guard Darius Perry has an official visit scheduled to Georgia for next week and could be making a couple of other visits, but a visit to the University of Louisville this week started his trips.

And it sounds like the visit that ended this morning went well for Perry.

"It was important because I wanted to try and get a good feel for everything," Perry said. "And I think I did. It was really good to be there and to see everything at Louisville.

"I got what I was looking for from (the visit). I was trying to get a a good feel for the coach, a good feel for the players I would be playing with and a feel for the city and people who would be there. I know if I were to commit there, then I would be living there so I wanted to make sure that I was comfortable with it all and it was all very good."

Ranked as the No. 80 prospect in the Class of 2017, the 6-foot-2 Perry said he is scheduled to make an official visit to Georgia on Aug. 11. He also could still make other visits and mentioned Texas A&M, Georgetown, Memphis, Iowa State and Georgia Tech.

"I just have to talk to these other schools and if they want me to come for a visit then I will," he said. "But I will be cutting the list down soon. If they don't call, then I'll probably make a decision soon (after the Georgia visit)."

Louisville jumped into the mix for Perry in early June and U of L coach Rick Pitino saw him during the first two evaluation periods of the month with his Game Elite team on the adidas circuit.

Perry quickly became one of the top targets for the staff.

"He told me that if I was to come there I would play right away," Perry said of Pitino. "He said I would have to work for my position but I could come in and if I did what I was supposed to do then I would get plenty of minutes at the one and two spot off the bench."

While on his official visit, Perry said he hung out with the players and was able to watch the Cardinals in a practice and the guards in an individual session with Pitino.

"It was fun to watch and get to see," Perry said. "(Pitino) is a great guy. He's somebody I could be very comfortable playing for. He's funny and he's just a great person.

"The individual was fun to watch because he's in the gym the whole time. He never leaves."

Perry, who was a standout at the NBA Top 100 Camp in June, said he wants to play for a coach who "lets his guards play" and said he's watched Louisville and knows that's Pitino's style.

"They let their guards play a lot and turn out a lot of good guards," he said. "That's the kind of system I want to play in. I want to go somewhere that the coaches just let their guards play."

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