Willie Warren thinking about Louisville

Though it may seem like it, Tyreke Evans isn't the only guard Louisville is recruiting in the Class of 2008. Rick Pitino is also actively pursuing Willie Warren, a 6-foot-3, 197-pound point guard from Fort Worth, Texas. Warren spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his recruitment.

Though it may seem like it, Tyreke Evans isn't the only guard Louisville is recruiting in the Class of 2008. Rick Pitino is also actively pursuing Willie Warren, a 6-foot-3, 197-pound point guard from Fort Worth, Texas.

The two guards – Evans and Warren – actually squared off Saturday night at the Lebron James Camp in Akron. Warren's team won the battle, though Evans had the better individual game.

"(Richard) Pitino, JR. is my recruiter," Warren said. "He's recruiting me and ever since he's been there he's been coming hard – extremely hard, harder than most schools really.

"He seems very up front. He told me everything I wanted to hear and told me that I would have to come in and work for (playing time). He told me they were very interested in me and that they were offering a scholarship."

Warren is intrigued about Louisville, particularly the fact that Pitino has NBA experience and knows how to prepare players for the league.

"(Louisville) has good guard production and they get players to the league," Warren said. "Pitino has coached in the league so he knows what it takes to get to the NBA."

Warren said he'll begin sorting out his recruitment "as soon as I get home." "I'm looking at style of play, guard production, coaching staff and academics," Warren added. "I'll talk to my mom. She'll put down her list and I'll put down my list. She's a big influence."

Williams list is still fairly lengthy and he says these schools have made him a priority recruiting prospect: "Kansas, Texas, Syracuse, UConn, Arizona, Marquette, Louisville, with me and Tyreke, Oklahoma and Baylor," Warren said. "It's really hard to narrow it down because I like seven or eight schools. That's why I'm going to sit down with my mom and make my decision."

Warren said he could see himself playing together with Evans at Louisville.

"We're the number one guards (Louisville) is going after right now in the Class of 2008," Warren said. "I wouldn't mind playing with Tyreke, he's unselfish. He could play the one sometimes, I could play the one sometimes. We're (both) interchangeable guards. He's unselfish and I'm unselfish. I wouldn't hesitate to play with Tyreke. In fact, that would probably make my decision even easier."


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