Teague talks Louisville visit

Five-star 2011 point guard Marquis Teague visited Louisville on Sunday and spoke with Rick Pitino before and after the Cardinals win over Cincinnati. During their conversation, Pitino broached the subject of a commitment with the No. 1 junior PG prospect nationally. What was Teague's response?

Louisville hosted five elite 2011 recruits on unofficial visits for Sunday's win over Cincinnati, none more important to the future of the Cardinals program than Indianapolis point guard Marquis Teague.

Teague, the No. 1 point guard in the junior class nationally, enjoyed his most recent visit to Louisville.

"Everything was good," Teague said. "The game was exciting and it was good they got the win. There were a lot of fans there and it was a great game."

Though his team needed a win badly, Rick Pitino made a point to speak with Teague before and after the game. Pitino even broached the subject of a commitment with the five-star prospect.

"I went back there after the game and I talked to him before the game too," Teague said. "We just talked to each other because we haven't seen each in a while. It wasn't nothing major. He was talking about committing....He just said 'let's get the process moving quicker."

Teague's response?

"I just started laughing," he said.

Teague isn't in a rush to make a decision. At the earliest, he might announce a decision this spring. Besides Louisville, he's considering Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio State and Cincinnati.

"I'm open right now," Teague said. "I'm not making any decision until after my high school season is over."

Teague told FoxSports.com's Jeff Goodman last summer at the Lebron James Skills Academy that Louisville was his favorite. There was heavy speculation last summer and fall that Teague was on the verge of making a commitment to Louisville but it never materialized. What is Teague thinking about the Cardinals these days?

"They're still one of my top teams and I love Coach P," Teague said. "All the other coaching staffs know I love Louisville a lot. So they're still one of my main schools that I like. They're still high on my list."

Louisville has commitments from elite 2011 prospects at four of the five positions – Michael Chandler, a five-star center, five-star shooting guard Wayne Blackshear, four-star power forward Zach Price, and three-star small forward Ryan Taylor, a Top 75 prospect and the lowest rated member of the class. But the Cardinals still have one missing piece – a point guard. Teague appears a perfect fit in Louisville's outstanding 2011 recruiting class.

"I think I would fit in well with them because Mike and I have played a lot in AAU and I like the way Wayne Blackshear plays," Teague said. "I think I could fit in well with him because he likes to get up and down the floor and press. I think I'd fit in good with them."

Teague said he spoke with Blackshear recently about his decision.

"I talked to him the day he committed," Teague said. "He said now it's my turn to commit."

Could Blackshear's decision influence Teague to follow suit and commit to UofL?

"Yeah, because he's a great player and I would love to play with him," Teague said. "A lot of people ask who we'd like to play with in college and we say each others name a lot. I still want to make the decision that is best for me but I would like to play with him, too."

Teague is also getting hit up about going to Louisville from Chandler and Tayor, who also hail from Indianapolis and play in the same AAU program as Teague.

"They always talk to me about it," said Teague. "But we really didn't talk about it today."

This season, Teague has led Pike HS to a 9-3 mark while averaging 17 points and six assists. He's also averaging a few boards per game.

"I've been doing pretty good for the most part," Teague said. "I'm just trying to work on my outside shot and lead my team better and winning games."

Teague said he'll probably take some more visits this season.


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