Pitino, who missed his weekly radio call-in show because of the recruiting trip, travelled north to New York City to catch Edgar Sosa and Rice High School play in the Archdiocesan of New York semifinals.
"His overall feel for the game, plus his accuracy from deep and improved passing ability rate him with the top dozen or so point guards in his class nationally," Scout.com analyst Dave Telep said. "It's hard to believe this is really his first year full-time at his current position."
Sosa already has scholarship offers from, N.C. State, Seton Hall and Miami and is receiving strong interest from Louisville, UCONN and Georgia Tech.
"As far as college goes, I want to be away from home," Sosa told Scout.com this week. "I've seen everything here in New York.'
Another interesting tidbit, Sosa's coach, Maurice Hicks, played college basketball at Loyola for Louisville Director of Basketball Operations Bill Burke.
WILLIAMS CONTINUES EXCELLENT PLAY
Since falling to rival Seattle Prep and Washington-bound Martell Webster a week and half ago with Louisville assistant Vince Taylor looking on, Louisville signee Terrance Williams and Rainier Beach are on the verge of yet another trip to the Washington state playoffs.
Possessing amazing athleticism, Williams figures to make an immediate impact at Louisville next season, particularly on the defensive end of the floor.
MCGEE PUTTING UP BIG NUMBERS
Speaking of putting up big number, Louisville-bound point guard Andre McGee has done so all season.
To date, McGee is averaging 22.3 points, 3.7 assists and 3.7 steals per game. With 84 assists on the season, McGee has proven capable of making excellent decisions from the point, evidenced by just 30 turnovers. He's also made 83-221 three-point field goals for an impressive 38-percent.
McGee's season-high's include 38 points vs. Payson, 9 rebounds vs. Poly, 12 assists vs. King, and 9 steals vs. Los Osos.
WALKER MAKES SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
Walker, 16, verbally committed to Louisville last week at the age of 15, becoming just the second member of the class of 2008 to announce his college commitment. Walker averages about 18 points per game this season.
Walker, who teams with 7-0 Louisville signee Jonathan Huffman for the Eagles, is believed to be the youngest player, both in terms of age and class, to verbally commit to play basketball for the Cardinals.