O.J. Mayo, perhaps the top high school player in the country, told Inside The Ville that he plans to be in attendance for Saturday's game, along with fellow high school teammates Billy Walker and Keenan Ellis.
Although not many colleges are pursuing the multi-talented Mayo, there is a small, core group of programs that are involved with his recruitment.
While Mayo has a group of six suitors, one school stands out in Mayo's mind above the others.
"I love Louisville," Mayo said. "I've loved Louisville since I was in the 8th grade and played in the King of Bluegrass. Ever since then I felt comfortable playing there, I just love the city of Louisville. I just love it. It's just real cool and laid back. I just love Louisville."
With two of Mayo's top schools going head to head this weekend (U of L vs. UK) Mayo hopes to be present with fellow North College Hill teammates Bill Walker, a talented 6-5 sophomore guard ranked among the nation's top ten prospects by Scout.com and 6-11 sophomore Keenan Ellis, regarded as one of the nation's top frontcourt prospects. Ellis, orginally from Indianapolis, has relatives in Louisville.
"We are trying to find a way there," Mayo said. "We are going to see if our assistant coach can take us. We really want to go, we really do."