ABCD: Jonathan Huffman lists co-favorites

<b>TEANECK, NJ</b> 6'11 Jonathan Huffman, who attended the University of Louisville basketball camp last month, said Thursday he's got a pair of co-favorites in his recruitment.

Jonathan Huffman is an interesting prospect.

A 6-foot-11 forward from Central Park Christian in Birmingham, Alabama, Huffman is long and lean and an excellent three point marksman. He's athletic, possesses good ball skills and has considerable 'upside.'

Still, Huffman has flown under the radar. Part of the reason for is anonimity results from missing considerable time as a junior while recovering from injury. But after a solid effort on the first day at ABCD, the secret about Huffman may be out of the bag.

And even though he's not a household name on the recruiting circuit, Huffman's certainly not a secret to several SEC programs or the University of Louisville, where he camped last month. In fact, Huffman lists the Cardinals and Miami (FL) as his co-leaders.

"Louisville and Miami are my two favorites right now," Huffman said. "I also like Mississippi State, Georgia, Florida and Auburn is recruiting me pretty hard."

As for Louisville, Huffman is intrigued by the prospect of developing under Rick Pitino's instruction.

"I'm looking for a program with a good coach where I can come in and play," Huffman explained. "And I think I could do that at Louisville. I really like Coach Pitino. He's the best I've seen so far."

With transfer David Padgett and five other players already verbally committed, it's logical to wonder how Huffman fits into the mix with Louisville. According to Huffman, academics could play a part.

Some of their guys might not make it academically," Huffman explained of Louisville's current recruiting situation. "I would like to get things done with my recruitment before the season starts, possibly in September or October."

Whether or not anything further develops with Louisville likely depends on forces Huffman himself can't control. One thing is certain, though. Jonathan Huffman has a chance to become a very good basketball player at the next level.


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