Morris made an official visit to Kentucky for midnight madness last weekend and will make the short trip to the hometown Georgia Tech program this weekend. Morris may also visit UCLA but Bartley says the player and those advising him are trying to narrow it down rather than adding new schools to the mix.
Randolph Morris, the players father, confirmed in published reports shortly after Morris' official visit to Kentucky that Georgia Tech still led for his son's services.
Bartley indicated to Inside TheVille that the current pecking order still read Georgia Tech, Kentucky and Louisville.
Bartley also reiterated that Sebastian Telfair's decision to commit to Louisville was asset in Coach Pitino's pursuit of Morris but indicated that fact probably wouldn't have a big bearing on Morris' decision.
According to Bartley, the two most important factors for Morris in selecting a college are style of play and coaching.
While Pitino certainly fits Morris' needs from a coaching standpoint, Bartley indicated that Louisville's up-tempo, pressing style of play is a source of some concern in Morris' case.
"It's not a major concern," Bartley said of Pitino's uptempo, guard oriented system. "[But] it is a drawback."
Bartley expanded further on those comments, explaining that Morris was a mobile and talented big man who can run the floor at any level.
"I've told Randolph [choosing a school] is like a marriage," Bartley said. "He doesn't need to find a school that will change to fit his needs. Rather he needs to find a school that he fits into and is comfortable with."
Coach Pitino will certainly make his best pitch to convince Morris that Louisville is the best place for him on his official visit next week. But the Cards seemingly face major hurdles in overcoming both Georgia Tech and Kentucky if hopes to land Morris come to frutition.