Louisville visit in the works for Singleton?

Since tearing things up at Houston's Kingwood Classic in April, 6-foot-8, 210-pound Georgia combo forward Chris Singleton has been a prime target for Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. After leading his AAU team to the semifinals at the Bob Gibbons TOC last weekend, the Top 10 forward discussed his recruitment with InsideTheVille.com

Since tearing things up at Houston's Kingwood Classic in April, 6-foot-8, 210-pound Georgia combo forward Chris Singleton has been a prime target for Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals.

Following his performance in Texas, the Cardinals extended a scholarship to the athletic and versatile Singleton. That offer has Louisville right in the thick of things with Singleton, who also lists Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Cincinnati.

"They've been on me for about a month and half since Kingwood," Singleton said of the Cardinals. "They want to have me play both the 3 and the 4. I've watched them play when they're on TV. I think I could fit in well with Louisville and how they play."

Singleton was an impressive player for the Atlanta Celtics last weekend at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, leading his team to the semifinals. It are those types of performances that have garnered college coaches like Pitino's attention.

"I've talked to Rick Pitino a couple times," Singleton said. "He told me about the new arena they're building downtown and the new practice facility on campus. He knows what it takes to get you to the next level and how to get his players in shape. He's looking to help you and that's what he's there for."


Singleton said that Louisville assistant Marvin Menzies is his primary recruiting contact and that he keeps in contact with "Coach Marvin every couple of days to let him know how things are going." It's a near certainty that Menzies is trying to find a date for Singleton to visit the U of L campus this summer.

"I'm waiting to get a visit up there so that I can see the campus," Singleton said. "I hope to get up there in June – whenever I'm not busy and have some time."

Singleton will attend Tennessee's elite camp June 8-9 and the Vols currently occupy the top slot on the wiry forward's college list.

"Tennessee is my favorite right now, but that could change," he said. "Everyone else on my list is a close second."

The Volunteers are appealing to Singleton for a variety of reasons.

"I like the school and their style of play," said Singleton. "I've talked to several of their players and they all say good things about Coach Pearl and that he teaches his players well."

Kentucky also appears to be in great shape with Singleton.

"I like their tradition and I think it would be a good opportunity with Coach Gillespie and the new players like Patrick Patterson and Alex Legion that they've signed," Singleton said of Kentucky.

Singleton will attend the adidas nation in Portland and the NBA Camp in Richmond next month. He said he plans to narrow things down at the end of the summer and make a decision next fall.


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