Elite 2011 PG's visit; Top commits in town

Louisville is hosting five elite 2011 basketball prospects for Sunday's game at Freedom Hall against Cincinnati. Three of the visitors are already committed to the Cardinals, while Louisville will also host two elite '11 point guard prospects, plus one 2010 PG recruit.

Louisville is hosting an impressive group of 2011 basketball prospects for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, including top point guard recruit Marquis Teague. Here's a rundown of the prospects that InsideTheVille.com has confirmed will make unofficial visits to Louisville this afternoon:

Marquis Teague, 2011 PG, Indianapolis (IN) Pike

The nation's top-rated junior point guard made his first visit to Freedom Hall this season for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. With four outstanding 2011 prospects already committed, Teague is the final missing piece to a blockbuster recruiting class for Rick Pitino. Louisville has been the presumed leader for Teague all along and have the right connections – Teague's father played for Pitino at Boston University; family friend and former high school coach Shabakka Lands now serves on Pitino's support staff – to land a commitment. Kentucky, Indiana and others are in pursuit. The question: Is Teague ready to announce a decision?

2011 PG prospect Kedren Johnson visits Louisville this afternoon.
Michael Chandler, 2011 C, Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence North

The No. 2 center in the Class of 2011, Chandler committed to the Cardinals last year. Blessed with enormous potential, Chandler is having a breakout season for Jack Keifer at Lawrence North – his first season as a varsity starter. Chandler was a high school teammate of current Louisville freshman Stephen Van Treese. Chandler is rated the No. 13 overall prospect in the junior class nationally.

Ryan Taylor, 2011, SF, Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence North

Taylor, a teammate of Chandler's at Lawrence North, also committed to the Cardinals last year. He continues to develop his perimeter skills and transition his game further away from the basket. Considered a Top 75 prospect, Taylor is an athletic prospect and outstanding leaping ability.

Zach Price, 2011 PF, Cleveland (OH) St. Edward

Price, rated the No. 7 center in the Class of 2011, is loaded with upside. He committed to the Cardinals over the summer, choosing Rick Pitino's program over Michigan State and Ohio State. Still developing offensively, Price has the look of a big-time shot blocker and rebounder. Price is rated No. 38 overall in his class.

Kedren Johnson, 2011 PG, Lewisburg (TN) Marshall County

Johnson recently popped onto Louisville's radar screen. A 6'4 point guard who creates matchup problems because of his size and strength, Johnson is one of the top guard prospects in the south and is a key SEC recruiting target for schools like Alabama, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Rick Pitino went to watch Johnson play last week and Johnson didn't disappoint, finishing with 22 points.

Elisha Justice, 2010 PG, Pikeville (KY) Shelby Valley

Justice, one of the state's best players and a Mr. Basketball candidate, will walk-on at Louisville next season.

Stay tuned to InsideTheVille.com for post-visit reaction from Louisville's top 2011 recruits.

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