Pitino checks in on Darquavis Tucker

Louisville coach Rick Pitino checked in on top 2007 guard/forward prospect Darquavis Tucker last week in Saginaw, Michigan. How did the visit go? Has Louisville offered a scholarship? Are the Cardinals in the lead? Will Tucker announce his decision soon? InsideTheVille.com has the latest.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino made a trip to Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan last week to watch top 2007 prospect Darquavis Tucker.

"Coach Pitino came in to open gym and watched Darquavis work out," Tucker's high school coach Grag McMath confirmed. "He's been offered a scholarship from Louisville, as well as about 10 or 11 others. He liked Coach Pitino a lot. He enjoyed the visit. I know Dar likes Louisville a lot."

Despite Pitino's visit, McMath says Tucker hasn't yet reached a decision.

"Not yet," McMath said. "He'll probably make a decision by mid-summer, and make an announcement at ABCD."

Before making his decision, McMath said that Tucker would likely take a few unofficial visits before making his decision, and that Louisville would certainly be one of the athletic wing's stops, though no visits have yet been set up.

"Louisville would definitely be a school that he'd make a visit to," he said.

McMath mentioned Louisville, Marquette, Illinois, Arkansas, and Iowa as programs the most heavily involved in Tucker's recruitment. Tucker had expressed interest in Michigan State, but McMath explained that the Spartans don't currently have a scholarship available for his player.

"It's too close to tell," said McMath when asked if a leader had emerged in Tucker's recruitment. "There are 3 or 4 programs that he likes. I don't know that there's a clear cut favorite."

Tucker, ranked the No. 17 prospect nationally by Scout.com, will play in the King James Tournament in Akron, Ohio this weekend. InsideTheVille.com will be on hand throughout the weekend to monitor Tucker's performance.

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