Semrau enjoys visit to Louisville

6-9 Richard Semrau, considered one of the top juniors nationally, made an unofficial visit to both the University of Louisville and Kentucky over the weekend.

Richard Semrau, a talented 6-9 forward from Lutheran West High School in Rocky River, Ohio, made an unofficial visit to both the University of Louisville and kentucky over the weekend.

An excellent shooter for his size, Semrau said Monday afternoon that he enjoyed his time in Louisville.

"It was a nice visit and I enjoyed my trip," Semrau said of his time in Louisville. "We toured the campus and went over to the player's dorm. It was really nice."

"Coach Davenport showed myself and my family around campus," Semrau continued. "We saw the whole athletic complex and toured Louisville's facilities. They have really nice facilities."

Semrau also said he had the opportunity to speak with a couple of U of L's assistant coaches, characterizing the visit as simply a chance to get a sense of what the school and program were all about. Semrau said head coach Rick Pitino wasn't present during his visit.

"We talked about academics and how they run their program," Semrau explained. "We really didn't talk about how I might fit into their system."

Semrau, who's older sister attends Hanover College in southern Indiana, said staying close to home probably won't be a factor when he decides which college he'll choose to attend.

"I'm pretty much open right now," Semrau said. "I'm going to take my recruitment slow right now and find the best situation available. I'm willing to move out of state and I could see myself playing college basketball in the state of Kentucky."

Semrau said he liked the idea of playing in a college basketball state such as Kentucky.

"I get a rush from the fan enthusiasm at places like Louisville and Kentucky," Semrau said. "I think that kind of support and energy really helps you play at a higher level."

Semrau told Mike Sullivan of TheInsiders Report that he also enjoyed his visit to Kentucky.

"I really enjoyed he trip," Semrau said. "I spent 90 percent of my time with coach (Tubby) Smith. And I spent all of my time with the assistant coaches too. They took me around the campus, showed me the Memorial Coliseum and also Rupp Arena. Rupp Arena was really big."

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