Malik Williams had only been to one previous game at the KFC Yum Center.
The University of Louisville basketball signee returned on Wednesday night to watch the Cardinals play Kentucky and he left with a big smile on his face, noting the atmosphere was something he had not seen before.
"That was just crazy," Williams said. "It was crazy. I don't think anybody sat down."
The 7-foot Williams, a standout from Fort Wayne, Ind., Snider and one of four members of the Class of 2017 for the Cardinals, said he was excited to see the Cardinals beat in-state rival Kentucky 73-70.
"It was a big game for them," Williams said. "They picked up the defense and we're moving the ball on offense. Coach (Rick Pitino) said he was in a real good mood with that big win. I was just pumped to it.
"I can't wait to get there."
Williams said he also did a little recruiting with the three other targets - all 2018 prospects - in attendance. He said he spoke with Romeo Langford, Luguentz Dort and Courtney Ramey.
"Yeah, I got a chance to talk to Romeo a little bit," Williams said.
Williams has helped Snider to a 3-1 record and in his last two games has 24 points and 15 rebounds and 21 points and 10 rebounds, including seven three-pointers. He's hit 12 three-pointers in his first four games of the season.
"I feel pretty good about how we have started," Williams said.