Recruiting Update: Cards to host hoops stars

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will host a number of talented prospects on both official and unofficial visits this weekend. Pitino has also been traveling across the country this week to check in with several top players. Who will make visits this weekend? Which players has Pitino traveled to watch?

Rick Pitino has been busy this week, traveling the country to visit some of the top players in the nation during the fall evaluation period. The Cardinals will also host several players on both official and unofficial visit this weekend when the Louisville football team hosts Miami.

Here's an update on some of Louisville's recent recruiting efforts:

  • Tuesday, Pitino was in Aston, PA to see American Christian's talented duo, Tyreke Evans and Keenan Ellis workout. Ellis dislocated his elbow during a scrimmage while Pitino was in attendance and is out of commission for 3-6 weeks. Evans,'s No. 2 rated junior nationally, will make an unofficial visit to Louisville this weekend.

  • Pitino also made a trip to New York City Tuesday to see sophomore point guard Lamont Jones. Jones, a former high school teammate and close friend of Edgar Sosa, also recently made an unofficial visit to Louisville.

    Jon Leuer committed to
    Wisconsin Thursday night.

  • 6'6 junior forward Martez Walker is expected to make an unofficial visit to Louisville to watch the Cardinals face Miami this weekend. Walker has already verbally committed to play for the Cardinals and is attending Monteverde Academy in Florida this year.

  • Jon Leuer was expected to make an official visit to Louisville this weekend. But the 6'9 sharp-shooter verbally committed to Wisconsin Thursday night.

    "The past few years they've been highly competitive and I think their system fits my style of play and I can thrive there," Leuer said.

  • Louisville assistant coaches Kevin Willard and Steve Masiello watched Doss High School standout Jeff Brooks Thursday afternoon. Arkansas, New Mexico State and Xavier were also in the gym. Brooks will make an official visit to Penn State this weekend.

    Brooks, a 6'7 forward, claims two leaders – New Mexico State and North Carolina State. "They're about even," he said Thursday evening. "I like their coaches and Reggie Theus told me that he could really help my game."

    Stay tuned to for more basketball recruiting updates.

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