"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.
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