Pitino visits four-star forward

Louisville assistant Richard Pitino travelled to Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, South Carolina Thursday to check in with four-star forward Murphy Holloway, Scout.com's No. 67-ranked prospect in the nation. How did the visit go? Where do the Cardinals stand with the athletic, 6-foot-7, 190-pound Holloway?

Louisville assistant Richard Pitino travelled to Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, South Carolina Thursday to check in with four-star forward Murphy Holloway, Scout.com's No. 67-ranked prospect in the nation.

"Louisville came down to my school today - Coach Pitino, Jr.," Holloway told InsideTheVille.com Thursday evening. "We talked and he saw me work out and play ball. He talked about coming up for a visit in November or December."

While Louisville is expected to sign several talented prospects during the early November signing period, including Samardo Samuels, the No. 2 rated prospect in the nation, the Cardinals will have to wait until the spring if they want to sign the 6-foot-7, 190-pound Holloway.


Louisville stands above the field for
6-foot-7 forward Murphy Holloway.
"I'm going to wait until the spring to sign," said Holloway, who averaged 27 points and 12 rebounds last season as a junior.

Holloway, who holds offers from Clemson, Miami, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, could become a prime spring recruiting target for Louisville.

"Clemson, Florida and Louisville – those are my leaders right now," Holloway said.

It sounds like Holloway has a clear favorite in mind out of his three leaders.

"I'd probably say Louisville right now," Holloway said. "That's because of Samardo Samuels. Samardo has already committed there – and Tyreke (Evans) – we're all good friends. We've talked to each other about it. I know them from the USA (Developmental Festival) and the LeBron James Academy – we were roommates and stuff. Samardo was the first one to commit and me and Tyreke were supposed to follow behind, but neither one of us has committed yet."

What stands out about Louisville?

"I like Coach Pitino (because) he's coached in the NBA and he knows what it takes to get there," Holloway said. "I like their style of play. He doesn't let one person (dominate), he gets everybody involved. They see me as a 6-7 player that can get up and down the floor and be a scorer."

Holloway also likes the home state Clemson Tigers. "Clemson is a real good school and they're in the ACC," Holloway said. "People underrate Clemson because they're in the ACC with Duke and North Carolina, but they come up with big wins."

Which school is recruiting him the hardest right now?

"I would say the University of Louisville," Holloway said. "I've talked to Rick Pitino. He asks how I'm doing at home and at school. I have a good relationship with him."


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