Kuric down to two; decision nearing

Evansville standout guard Kyle Kuric has narrowed his list down to two schools and is closing in on a decision. Louisville assistant Richard Pitino checked in with the 6-foot-5 sharp-shooter Thursday. Did the Cardinals make Kuric's cut? Has a leader emerged for the three-star prospect?

Evansville guard Kyle Kuric is getting close to making his college decision.

The 6-foot-5 standout from Reitz HS has made official visits to Louisville, Southern Illinois and Michigan. He was scheduled to make his last official visit to St. Louis this weekend, but Kuric informed InsideTheVille.com Friday afternoon via text message that he cancelled that trip.

"I'm really getting close to a decision," Kuric told InsideTheVille.com. "But I'm not real sure when I'll make the decision."

As decision time nears, Kuric says he's trimmed his list to two schools.

"At this point I've got it down to Southern Illinois and Louisville," Kuric said. "I'm going to be talking it over with everybody that has been helping me."

Louisville assistant Richard Pitino went to Evansville Thursday to check in with the sharp-shooting Kuric at Reitz High.

"It went good," Kuric said. "He just watched open gym."

So who will it be: Louisville or Southern Illinois?

"I think he's leaning toward going to Louisville," said Mike Thomas, Kuric's AAU coach. "I talked to him yesterday and he said he was getting close to making a decision. He said he wanted to get it over with."

Is that accurate, Kyle?

"Maybe a little bit right now but I still really don't know," Kuric said.

Here's what Kuric has told InsideTheVille.com about his two remaining finalists in the past:

Southern Illinois: "They've won five or six straight Missouri Valley titles. Coach Lowery is a great coach, they win and he's really turned that program around."

Louisville: "Coach Pitino is a great coach and it's a great situation. Louisville's facilities are the best in the country. Their new practice facility is incredible, the best in the country by far."

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