Apparently, Holloway also brought some luck with him to Louisville from the Windy City. Having lost four straight prior to his visit, Louisville promptly beat Memphis with its prized recruit looking on. So just imagine how much he'll benefit the Cardinal program once he actually suits up.
With more than 19,800 fans on hand for Saturday's game against the Tigers, the crowd and their enthusiam really made Holloway take notice.
"It was great," Holloway said of his visit. "It was a big ole crowd and they were very loud. I liked the crowd a lot, and all the people were really friendly. I really liked the environment."
Holloway said he got to spend some time talking with Coach Pitino and the team afterwards and said his future coach was excited by his presence.
"He was excited that I was there," Holloway said of Pitino.
Pitino also had some advice for his budding standout.
"He told me to stay away from bread," Holloway said. "And to just keep running and lifting to stay in condition. He also told me to keep my grades up so I can pass my test next year."
Holloway, who attended the game with teammate Jeremiah Bryant, says the 6-foot-8 forward will likely attend a prep school in two years.
Holloway also sported a cast on his injured wrist and said he'll have it removed in a few weeks.
"I'm just shooting with one hand right now," Holloway said.
Holloway and Bryant will attend Coach Pitino's individual skills instruction camp again this summer.