Teague talks Louisville

Two of Indianapolis' top sophomores – 6'11 Michael Chandler and 6'6 Ryan Taylor – committed to Louisville after the Cardinals win over Kentucky. Another sophomore, five-star PG Marques Teague, was also in town visiting the Cardinals. Will Teague continue Louisville's Indianapolis pipeline?

"I think those guys are going to be good players for Louisville – they're both great players," Marques Teague said of Chandler and Taylor. "I thought about (committing) – I've been thinking about it. (Louisville) is one of my top schools. They're up there when I make my decision."

Teague said he came away extremely impressed with the Freedom Hall environment during Louisville's last second 74-71 win over Kentucky Sunday evening.

"I think it was a real good game," Teague said. "I loved it. That's the type of environment I would love to play in front of."

Teague said he'll probably be ready to make a decision after his high school season. He's also considering Purdue, Ohio State and Cincinnati. Teague says those three schools, along with Louisville, top his list of favorites. What stands out about the Cardinals?

"I love the way they play defense – they get up in you," Teague said. "They play real hard and that's my style."

Louisville now has established a strong pipeline into Indianapolis. In November, the Cardinals signed Lawrence North senior forward Stephan Van Treese. They also have commitments from 6'7 guard Justin Martin (2010), Chandler (2011) and Taylor (2011). Teague could be the next Indianapolis standout to commit to Louisville.

"It does influence me because I've played with Mike (Chandler) a lot and I'm really comfortable playing with him," Teague said. "I know their (Chandler and Taylor) games and they know my game. So I feel really comfortable playing with them both."

Though he's not ready to publicly name a favorite, it's clear Louisville is a major player for the nation's No. 2 rated point guard prospect in the 2011 class. Coincidentally, Teague's father played for Pitino at Boston University.


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