Now players like C.J. Jones are turning the program around into a solid competitor and while those players put the school on the map, they help themselves toward a higher education as well.
"I talked to Coach Larry Slade from Louisville and he told me that my written offer was on the way," Jones explained. "He's a very positive guy and he told me that he was very impressed with my athleticism. He said that me coming there would really help the program a lot."
Louisville will hold two junior day events next month and Jones might travel from Delaware to attend.
"If I can't get down to junior day I'm definitely going to go during the summer for some sort of visit," Jones added. "I like the history of their program, but I really need to research them a bit more. They have told me that their first priority there is academics, so I want to learn more about that."