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It's a big week for the University of Louisville basketball program with two visitors expected to visit

It's a big week for the University of Louisville basketball program with two visitors expected to visit.

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is expected to return to town on Tuesday.

And when he gets back into town, the Hall of Fame coach will be busy. The Cardinals staff will host a pair of visitors and both are prospects that could be additions to the roster for the 2017-18 season.

On Tuesday night, under-the-radar wing Wassef Methnani is expected to arrive and will be on campus until Wednesday night. Wright State graduate transfer Mark Alstork is expected to be on campus on Wednesday.

U of L has one spot open on the roster after Donovan Mitchell recently turned pro. U of L wing Deng Adel is still exploring his NBA options and will work out for the Chicago Bulls this week, but he's expected to return to U of L.

Methnani is the new name on the board for the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-8 wing from Tunisia played last season at The Knox School in St. James, N.Y. He's being recruited by U of L assistant coach David Padgett and is just starting to get some interest from schools.

Methnani also has an offer from Fairfield and has been in contact with Canisius, Manhattan and Iona.

Alstork is a 6-foot-5 guard who will be making his sixth visit to U of L on Wednesday. He has already visited Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Illinois and South Carolina and will be at LSU the next two days.

Alstork, who put his name in to test the NBA waters, has become one of the hot commodity graduate transfers. Alstork, who played one season at Ball State before transferring to Wright State, averaged 19 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists and was a first-team All-Horizon League selection last season. He's hit 37.3 percent from three-point range for his career.


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