Most Louisville fans are already quite familiar with Darquavis Tucker, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Saginaw. Tucker, perhaps Louisville's top perimeter target, has consistently listed the Cardinals as his leader for the past month and will make an unofficial visit to Louisville in June. He also plans to visit Miami, and possibly Marquette, before making an expected summer time decision.
"I talk to the Louisville coaches all the time," Tucker said at the TOC. "I talk to Rick Pitino quite a bit and he tells me about their program and the school. If I go there, I see myself fitting in as a shooting guard."
If Tucker commits to Louisville
next month, would the Cardinals
be interested in his AAU teammate,
If Darryl Grier, founder of the Michigan Hurricanes – the AAU team Tucker plays for – is right, Tucker will be wearing Cardinals red in college. "He likes Louisville," Grier told InsideTheVille.com when asked which school he thought Tucker would commit to at the TOC. "They're the one's that have recruited him the hardest."
Tucker wouldn't be the first player Pitino has landed from Grier's program. Four years ago, the Cardinals plucked Brandon Jenkins from the Hurricanes and it looks like Pitino plans to replace the 6-foot-3 senior guard with another athletic guard from the same AAU program.
If Pitino does succeed landing Tucker, the sixth-best shooting guard in his class, it's uncertain whether or not the Cardinals would be interested in Tucker's AAU teammate, Alex Legion.
Legion, rated the No. 8 shooting guard in the Class of 2007, listed Louisville, along with Arizona, Connecticut and Villanova in his top four at the TOC. A big time scorer, Legion will attend Oak Hill (VA) Academy next season.