Tyreke Evans gives Louisville perfect "10"

The nation's No. 2 junior, Tyreke Evans, came away very impressed with his visit to Louisville over the weekend. In fact, the 6'5 guard from Aston, Pennsylvania gave the visit a perfect score. InsideTheVille.com spoke with Evans about his visit to Louisville and has the latest.

The nation's No. 2 junior, Tyreke Evans, came away very impressed with his visit to Louisville over the weekend. In fact, the 6'5 guard from Aston, Pennsylvania gave the visit a perfect score.

"Louisville was very nice," Evans told InsideTheVille.com Monday night. "I had a great time there. I give the visit a 10. It was my first visit, but I had such a good time that I could see myself going there."

A big part of Evans' visit was attending the Louisville-Miami football game Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals crushed the ‘Canes, 31-7, and Evans came away impressed with the U of L crowd and game day atmosphere.

"Louisville definitely moved up after that visit," Evans said. "The football game was big time and everybody was going crazy down there. The fans treated me great. They knew who I was and kept telling me to come to Louisville. I like the school, the coach- everything."

Evans had a chance to play some pickup with the current members of the Louisville basketball team and also toured the campus and checked out the facilities U of L has to offer.


"The dorm was nice, and there's no NBA team in town so it's all about Louisville," Evans said. "The fans at the football game were great and it was great to imagine what a basketball game would be like."

"We played a little scrimmage and I think I played well," Evans added. "I knew Edgar Sosa, Derrick Caracter and Earl Clark and we just chilled. We checked out campus and walked around and just hung out."

Rick Pitino, Louisville's sixth-year head coach, is a major reason why Evans has Louisville high atop his short list with schools like North Carolina, UConn, and Villanova.

"He's one of the best coaches in college and he's coached in the NBA," Evans said. "He can help me improve my fundamentals and get me to the next level."

Last week, Evans received a scholarship offer from his childhood dream school, North Carolina. Evans said he had no other visits scheduled at this point, but said he'd probably take a few more before narrowing his list and making a decision.

"That's the one I've been waiting for," Evans said.

But it may not be a slam dunk for the Tar Heels, especially after the impressive visit Evans had to Louisville.

"I'm still taking my time," Evans said. "I just want to make sure the school I pick is where I want to be."


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