Louisville had an early offer out to 2018 guard Luguentz Dort, who is becoming a priority for several high-profile programs

Orlando, Fla., 2018 guard Luguentz Dort averaged more than 20 points a game at adidas' premier event late in the summer. He's becoming a hot name in the recruiting circles and has held an offer from Louisville since May.

Canadian 2018 guard Luguentz Dort, who plays his high school ball in Florida, is becoming a hot name on the recruiting trail.

The 6-foot-4 combo guard picked up a lot of attention after a sensational final evaluation period in Las Vegas during the adidas Summer Championships. He has offers from Florida, Oregon, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Missouri and Baylor.

But one team that has been in the mix for a while is Louisville.

"I've been talking to them for a while," Dort said last month. "I watched them play and like how they use their guards. I'm a physical guard and they said that's what the like about my game."

Dort said he's been recruited by U of L assistant coach Mike Balado. He has a connection to the U of L program, playing for Shaun Wiseman last season at Jacksonville, Fla., Country Day. Wiseman, who coached current U of L player Anas Mahmoud in high school, is now at The Conrad School in Orlando, Fla., where Dort will play his junior season.

As a sophomore, Dort was averaging 22 points a game before breaking his arm and missing the rest of the season.

"I feel great now," Dort said. "I've been working hard on my game this summer and I think I've improved. I really like to drive and pass the ball. Coaches say they like how physical I am and how coachable I am. They also say they like the fact that I can dunk over people and they say that's something they can't teach."

As far as the recruitment, Dort said it was "going great," but wasn't in a hurry to make a decision.


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