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<b>ITV EXCLUSIVE</b> -- Inside TheVille correspondent Carrie Beth Lasley attended Sebastian Telfair's press conference Thursday afternoon and takes you inside for the scoop. <p> <b>UPDATED</b> <p> <body> <p><b><a href="http://louisville.theinsiders.com/2/182099.html">Telfair Video from ITV</a></b></p> </body>

The rumors are true.

Sebastian Telfair (6-0, 165) announced today his intention to sign a letter of intent to play at the University of Louisville.

"I would like to announce that I have decided on a school and that school is the University of Louisville and Rick Pitino," Telfair said at his 4:30 press conference Thursday in front of class mates wearing T-shirts with the question: NBA or College? Telfair says Louisville.

Telfair first gained attention on the national scene four years ago when he was named to the ABCD all-star team as a ninth-grader. The Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y) point guard has led his high school team to two straight PSAL (New York City public school) titles and one Class A state federation title. He averaged 28.0 points a game as a junior, but is known more for his crafty passing a court sense.

He chose the Cards over Kentucky, Duke and several Big East schools, though Telfair said that Louisville was the only school he seriously considered.

While on his official visit to Louisville, Telfair roomed with current sophomores Francisco Garcia and Taquan Dean and indicated at his press conference that Coach Pitino and U of L fans were the biggest reason he chose Louisville.

Telfair also said that NBA rookie Lebron James and his brother Jamel Thomas recommended he attend Louisville and play for Coach Pitino.

His older brother, Jamel, played at Providence, and Telfair is the cousin of Phoenix Suns guard Stephon Marbury


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