Louisville remains Swanigan's leader

<b>Fort Wayne, IN</b> Carl Swanigan has been one of the most impressive performers at the Spiece Run n' Slam this weekend and continues to list Louisville as his favorite, though one SEC program is currently a close second.

6-foot-9, 330-pound Carl Swanigan told Inside The Ville that the University of Louisville remains the leader for his services on Saturday at the Spiece Run n' Slam in Fort Wayne.

Swanigan, who has been one of the most impressive performers the entire weekend at Spiece, has had multiple 20-plus point efforts at the event.

With games of 25 and 28 points on Saturday, the 5A Utah Player of the Year has also been impressive on the boards, hauling in all kinds of rebounds in the four games we've seen, including an 8 rebound quarter Saturday morning.

"I like Louisville the most," Swanigan said. "They're still my first choice."

However, Mississippi is a close second on his list and the potential to be an immediate contributor in Oxford has stirred interest on Swanigan's part in the Southeastern Conference program.

"I feel like I could go there right away and contribute immediately to their program," Swanigan explained.

California, Utah State, Virginia Tech, Gonzaga, and Xavier round out his current list.

Swanigan, who moved back to his home state of Utah this year where he led Hunter High School to the state championship, has six siblings, including a seven year-old brother who already stands 5' and wears a size seven shoe. His father is 6-8 and his mother is 6-1, so size runs in his family's genes.

And there's no question Swanigan inherited plenty of that size. Still, despite needing to shed uneeded weight, the skilled prospect has plenty going for him. He does work on the boards, has good footwork and soft hands, and was knocking down plenty of threes in Saturday's action, including three triples in the first round playoff win during the evening session.

Swanigan will attend prep school next season to boost his academic standing and four schools remain possibilities, including Central Park Christian, Brewster Academy, IMG Academy in Florida and Mount Zion Christian.

And the big lefty also said he's almost certain to attend University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino individual skills camp this June.

"I'm about 90-percent certain I'll be there at Lousiville's basketball camp this summer."

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