Pitino looking for late addition?

Rick Pitino might not be done recruiting for next season. With George Goode and Clarnence Holloway already signed, sealed and delivered for next fall, the Cardinals will host a true sleeper prospect on an official visit this weekend. InsideTheVille.com has the scoop.

Rick Pitino appears to be looking to add another recruit to Louisville's 2007 recruiting class. With George Goode and Clarence Holloway already signed, sealed and delivered, the Cardinals will host 6-1 Kentucky shooting guard Preston Knowles this weekend.

Knowles, who led Clark County to a 26-8 record and a spot in Kentucky's Sweet 16, is an athletic guard who excels at scoring the ball and defending. A true sleeper, he made quite an impression with his play as a senior.

"He's the most athletic guard in the state of Kentucky," said Knowles' coach Scott Humphrey. "He can get his shot against anyone and he's a good outside shooter. He's also the best defender I've ever had."

Knowles made an official visit to Virginia Commonwealth in January and Humphrey said Rams "lead right now," for his star guards services. However, VCU and coach Anthony Grant have stiff competition to land Knowles' signature during the spring signing period.

Beginning with his official visit to Louisville this weekend, Knowles has three other official visits lined up this month. After his trip to Louisville, he'll visit – in order - Miami (OH), LSU and South Alabama.

"They've come on pretty hard lately and they wanted him to come up for a visit as soon as possible," Humphrey said of Louisville's interest in Knowles. "I know they saw him at the state tournament and during the regionals."

Humphrey said Knowles is looking for the right situation and said he thinks he's looking to head out of state to play his college basketball.

"He's wide-open to anybody at this time," Humphrey said. "He's looking for the best fit. Louisville is a great name program and they have a great coach, but he's not caught up in all of that."


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