Caracter to announce decision later this week

Though Derrick Caracter didn't make a verbal commitment to Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals during an unofficial visit over the weekend, the 6-9 standout appears close to announcing his college decision.

Though Derrick Caracter didn't make a verbal commitment to Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals during an unofficial visit over the weekend, the 6-9 standout appears close to announcing his college decision.

"He'll probably have a press conference up in here in New Jersey either Thursday or Friday this week," Caracter's advisor, Eddie Lau said Monday. "His uncle is making all the arrangements for the press conference, which is likely going to be at [St. Patrick's]."

Lau wouldn't specualte when asked about Caracter's pending decision or his weekend visit to U of L.

"That's for him to decide and I don't want to comment because that's how the family wants to do this," he explained.

Caracter, ranked No. 13 nationally by Scout.com, averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds as a junior while leading St. Patrick's to the state championship game. Should Caracter pick Louisville later this week, he would join 6-2 Bronx, NY point guard Edgar Sosa, and 6-3 Wauwatosa, WI guard Jerry Smith in the Cardinals' Class of 2006.


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