Sosa, rated the No. 47 prospect nationally and the seventh-best point guard in the Class of 2006, averaged 15 points and 6 assists as junior. He helped lead Rice to the CHSAA championship game while earning First Team All-Manhattan honors.
"I think this is one of those guys who you feel comfortable with immediately as your point man," Dave Telep of ScoutHoops.com said. "He's got leadership capabilities and a sweet stroke from downtown. He's one of the best in the country at his position and a guy who has steadily improved year in and year out. To me, Louisville just landed a valuable piece for their program in the backcourt."
Capable of playing either backcourt position, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Sosa decided Louisville, and Pitino's up-tempo system, the best fit for his own abilities.
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Louisville moved out in front in the race for Sosa's services last month when Pitino paid the talented guard a visit in New York and offered a scholarship. Then, a phone call from the Louisville coach Monday night apparently sealed the deal.
"That conversation played a big part in me making my decision this week," said Sosa. "It eased my concerns about playing time because Coach Pitino told me if I come in and work hard I could compete for a starting position."
Sosa said he will attend Louisville's summer camp next month, and most likely would attend the Nike All-American camp in Indianapolis, IN in July.