Tello talks about visit to Louisville, recruitment

Tello Palacios spoke with Inside The Ville Monday afternoon following school about his visit to the University of Louisville over the weekend.

Tello Palacios has already made visits to Florida State and Baylor this spring, so he's got a base of comparison for his trip to Louisville over the weekend.

On his visit, Palacios got to know and spent quality time with the U of L players, see Coach Pitino's practice first hand and received a good feel for what it's like to play at Louisville.

"It was really nice to spend time with the players and see one of Coach Pitino's practices," Palacios said. "I asked the players what it was like to play him and they all said he was a great coach to play for. He really has a lot of experience with getting players to the NBA."

Palacios said he liked the campuses at FSU and Baylor and indicated he liked what he saw at Louisville.

"I got a chance to see the facilities and to spend some time in the [players] dorm," Palacios said. "The dorm was really nice."

Palacios said Louisville had many appealing points, foremost Coach Pitino.

"He's a really nice coach and I liked the practices," Palacios said. "I'm not sure if I fit into their program [but] I had a great time."

Palacios said he was supposed to visit Indiana after his trip to Louisville but for various reasons that didn't happen. He said he'll probably make a trip to Indiana soon, possibly this week.

After three visits, does Palacios have a favorite?

"No favorite yet," Palacios said.

Palacios said his decision isn't imminent and he'll wait until after playing in the adidas Roundball Classic and the adidas tournament in Tennessee. According to Palacios, the NBA is still a factor in his decision and apparently he wants to weigh his odds of making the jump directly to the pros until after he performs in the all-star contests.

And there are several programs who are trying to position themselves to receive the fifth and final visit from the talented 6'8 forward, who said he wants to play the 'three' and 'four' positions in college.

"Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Kansas, and Georgia," Palacios said of the four programs still tyring to lure him to their campus.

For now though, Palacios will be watching and weighing his options. He'll also be paying close attention to Louisville during the NCAA tournament this week.

"I'm going to be watching the tournament when they play Xavier," Palacios said. "And that will help me a lot with my decision."


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