McGee passionate about hoops

California point guard Andre McGee will visit the University of Louisville this weekend and his passion for hoops is equal to that of the fans he may play in front of in college.

When Sebastian Telfair took his hype and game to the NBA, he also created an opportunity for another talented point guard from the high school ranks to take his unfilled spot at the University of Louisville.

Enter 5'10 Andre McGee of Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California.

McGee, who will visit U of L this weekend with his parents, has indicated for the past month that the Cardinals are his favorite and that he'll most likely make a decision shortly after this weekend's trip.

According to McGee's high school coach, Jeff Stoval, Rick Pitino and the Cardinals could be getting a player whose passion for the game equals that of the school and the fans he might choose to play for during the next few seasons.

"He likes the situation at Louisville," Stovall said last week. "I beleive Louisville has a passion for basketball and this kid does too."

"Louisville's a great opportunity for him and their coaching staff could further enhance Andre's ability and development as a player," Stovall continued. "They're his front-runner and he's just got to get a feel of the school on his visit and he could be ready to end his recruitment later this month."

Besides a heavy focus on his recruitment this off-season (He's already visited Arizona State and Washington), McGee, who plays for Inland during the summer, has been working hard to improve his game in two important areas.

"He's just continuing to work on his playmaking skills and his leadership ability this off-season," Stovall explained. "He's more than capable of leading on the court, too. He's one of the hardest working kids I've ever coached."

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