Tyreke down to two?

Rick Pitino and Jay Wright have worked Tyreke Evans hard all summer. They've followed the nation's top guard all over the country, making sure the 6-foot-5 Evans knows he's their No. 1 recruit. Apparently, Evans has felt the love.

Rick Pitino and Jay Wright have worked Tyreke Evans hard all summer. They've followed the nation's top two-guard all over the country, making sure the 6-foot-5 Evans knows he's their No. 1 recruit. Apparently, Evans has felt the love.

That's why Louisville and Villanova have emerged as the two front-runners to land the high-scoring Evans.

"My top two right now are Louisville and 'Nova," Evans told the Philadelphia Daily News. "I like 'Nova because it's home, and Louisville because of coach Rick Pitino and the system they run. I went down there a year ago and I liked the campus. But ['Nova coach] Jay Wright, who I also like and respect a lot, and coach Pitino have supported me up close more than any of the other coaches in the country. They've been to everything. Other schools send their assistants."

Evans also said Texas, Memphis and UConn are possibilities, though he's ruled out Florida, Georgia Tech and North Carolina.

A star at the Lebron James Camp in Akron, Ohio earlier this month, Evans has a busy road ahead. He's playing in Orlando the rest of this week, then heads to Portland, Oregon for the Nike Global Games. Evans will also spend a week in Brazil next month competing before school resumes in the fall.

What's next on the recruiting front? Evans plans to make official visits to the five schools that remain on his list. Then, one lucky winner will emerge from the pack. Who will it be? Louisville or Villanova, or possibly a dark-horse?


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