Top rated junior tags along with Tucker

Darquavis Tucker made an unofficial visit to Louisville this week and brought one of his AAU teammates with him - a very talented one at that. Who is the mysterious underclass star that accompanied Tucker to Louisville? has the answer . . .

Anthony Crater, a 6'1 junior from Flint, Michigan, tagged along with AAU teammate Darquavis Tucker to Louisville this week.

Tucker, of course, is one of Rick Pitino's top recruiting priorities in the senior class. A teammate of Tucker's on the Michigan Hurricanes, Crater is considered one of the top point guards nationally in his class. Rated the No. 2 point guard in the Class of 2008, Crater is an outstanding lead guard who runs his team and can score when needed. He's also a big time assist guy with poise and patience and possesses natural leadership ability for the position.

As a sophomore at Flint Southwestern, Crater averaged 14 points and 10 assists, earning first team All-State honors in the process. This spring, Crater has burst onto the scene nationally with outstanding performances on the AAU circuit, establishing himself as one of the top point guards in his class.

"He's a slick assist man who limits mistakes and can fill it up from the perimeter," said nationally recruiting director Dave Telep. "At 6-foot-1 he's got some speed, busts 3's and sets up his teammates."

Crater already boasts offers from Ohio State, Marquette, and Iowa. Besides his current trip to Louisville, Crater also made a stop to Ohio State last week. "I don't have a set list or anything, but the schools I like are Duke, Illinois, Ohio State, Marquette, Michigan State, Michigan, North Carolina, Kansas, Arizona, Louisville and Iowa," Crater told last month.

Crater is scheduled to attend the ABCD Camp in New Jersey next week.

Stay tuned to for more about Anthony Crater's visit to Louisville.

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