Sebastian Telfair and Lincoln High school arrived in Louisville earlier this afternoon and met the media along with tomorrow's opponent, PRP. Along the way, the 6'0 Louisville signee declared his intentions quite clearly for next year. News and Notes and much more....<b>UPDATED</b><p><B>EXTRA</B><br>
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"Yes , I will be in Louisville
next year," Sebastian Telfair
said Friday at Tailgaters Bar and Grill. "If I'm alive I'll be here. I think Louisville and Rick Pitino
is what's best for me. I want to show Louisville what's coming to the city next year."
Keep in mind the surroundings and the political correctness of the statement. What else would a kid who's signed with Louisville tell the local media?
But make no mistake. Sebastian Telfair was quiet adament about his intentions and based on his statements today Louisville fans have to be encouraged about the chances of the 6'0 guard leading the Cardinals next season.
Off to a 10-1 start, a top ten national ranking and having landed one of the nation's top three recruiting class during the fall signing period, Telfair said that the name Louisville is becoming one of the hottest in college basketball.
"Definitely," Telfair said when asked if Louisville is a hot name on the recruiting trail. "Louisville's definitely the place to be."
Lincoln head coach Tiny Morton told the assembled crowd he wanted to check out Louisville and make sure this was the right envirnoment for his star player. Based on early impressions, Morton says he's impressed.
Sebastian and Terrance (ITV)
"I've had him for four years," Morton explained. "And we wanted to come down here and see how it was going to be for him. We all love Sebastian and we want to make sure this is the right place for him. So far, it's been unbelievable."
PRP center Terrance Farley, who signed with Louisville in November, also, says he's excited to play against his future teammate tomorrow and senses big things ahead for Louisville next season.
"We have the potential and the ability to win a national championship next season," Farley said. "And with Sebastian that makes it even better."
PRP point guard JuJuan Spillman has rejoined the Panthers team and will tomorrow against Lincoln.
PRP will face Western High tonight at 7:30 at Western.
Farley told ITV his knee felt fine and that he's experienced no further problem since having fluid (blood) drained early last month.
Morton said 6'7 Antonia Pena's recruiting options are starting to improve because of his recent outstanding play. Morton mentioned they saw UCLA last week at the Pangos Dream Classic and look forward to seeing Louisville this weekend. Big East level schools have been involved.
PRP will be without forward Jazz Neal who tore the meniscus in his right knee last week at the Hooters Classic in St. Petersburg.
Inside The Ville's John Carey, who stands exactly 5 feet, 11 inches tall, stood next to Sebastian Telfair at Tailgaters and under close examination by yours truely, it was determined that Louisville's point guard recruit is 6 feet tall.