Pitino anticipates seeing future stars in action

Though his own team plays Tennessee tomorrow afternoon, University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino is looking forward to spending Saturday night at Louisville Gardens watching two of his most prized recruits, <b>Andre McGee</b> and <b>Bryan Harvey</b>, in action.

Andre McGee and Bryan Harvey, both of whom signed national letters of intent last November to play for the University of Louisville, will bring their talents to Louisville Gardens Saturday night where they'll take the court in the Scholastic Play by Play Classic.

McGee's team will face Louisville Trinity at 7:00 PM, followed by Harvey's game against Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park.

McGee, 5-foot-11 point guard from Canyon Springs (CA) High School, is considered one of the nation's top point guard prospects. He's enjoying an outstanding senior season even though his team has struggled to a 3-13 record, averaging 23 points, 4 assists and 3.6 steals. Even more impressive, McGee has only committed 15 turnovers in 16 games this season.

"Andre McGee is someone that's going to play a whole lot for us next year," said Pitino. "He's the first real point guard that we will have in our program. He doesn't have a lot of talent surrounding him so he has to do a lot for his high school team."

Pitino said he expects the 6-foot-5 Harvey, who averages 21 points per game for Dominguez (CA) High School, to help replace Francisco Garcia and Larry O'Bannon on the perimeter next season.

"We expect Bryan to take the place of the great shooters that will be leaving here," said Pitino. "He's got a good looking shot and great touch."

And though his own team plays Tennessee Saturday afternoon at 4:00, Pitino is looking forward to spending the night downtown watching two of his prized recruits in action.

"Both of these guys will have great careers for us and play a lot as freshman," said Pitino. "I'm really looking forward to seeing them play and seeing how much progress they've made since I've seen them last."

LOUISVILLE SCHOLASTIC PLAY BY PLAY CLASSIC

7 PM Trinity vs. Canyon Springs

9 PM Pleasure Ridge Park vs. Dominguez


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