The University of Louisville Cardinals basketball staff has a big start on the Class of 2018.
The Cardinals' staff appears to be deep in the mix with guards Romeo Langford, Elijah Weaver and Anfernee Simons, while jumping in also with big man Moses Brown during the summer evaluation periods.
Well, there's also a wing who said he likes and is being courted by U of L.
Orange Park, Fla., wing Nassir Little - who is ranked as the No. 49 player in the '18 class - said Louisville has been calling on him for a few months and noted the Cardinals' staff watched him two weekends during the summer evaluations.
"They told me I could be one of those big-time wings that could come in and help them," Little said. "They said I could be a guy who could help lead them to another national championship."
The 6-foot-6 Little has more than a dozen scholarship offers and said U of L, Florida, Florida State, USC, Georgia Tech and Texas were among the schools showing him the most interest this summer. He's expected to make unofficial visits to Georgia and Georgia Tech this weekend.
Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels said this about Little's game in July:
"A 6-foot-6 combination forward, Little is trending towards the perimeter full time. Little is a very good athlete that runs fluidly. He's good in transition and does a good job of finishing around the basket. At this stage, he's at best scoring at the rim and slashing to the basket. The next step in his development is adding consistency to his perimeter jump shot."
Little said he knows his "consistency" with his jump shot has to improve but noted he feels like he's "getting better all the time" with his all-around game and the college coaches let him know.
He said U of L assistant coach Mike Balado has been "recruiting me for a while," and noted he has chatted with Rick Pitino.
"They tell me where I'm at and what the think about me," Little said.