Big Recruiting Weekend

Freedom Hall will be electric Saturday afternoon, as Louisville plays their final game in the 54 year old arena against No. 1 Syracuse. Rick Pitino will use that atmosphere as a recruiting tool, hosting several of the nations top prospects.

Rick Pitino and his staff are bringing in a handful of recruits for their final game in Freedom Hall.

There are three commits expected to be in Louisville for their game against Syracuse. 2011 commits Zach Price and Wayne Blackshear will be in attendance, as will 2010 walk-on commit Elisha Justice.

Expected to join the commitments for unofficial visits are four 2011 prospects -- Quincy Miller, Chane Behanan, Duece Bello and Jabarie Hinds.

Quincy Miller, PF, 6-8, 195, Winston-Salem, NC (Quality Education Acad.)

Miller, the No. 2-ranked power forward in the Class of 2011, is a sure-fire five-star prospect. A native of Chicago, Miller is one of the top forwards in his class and his athleticism and quickness create problems for defenders as he easily gets to the rim and finishes with explosion. Duke, Kentucky get the most mention with Miller but Louisville is also in the mix. Miller also had an offer to attend Duke's game against UNC Saturday but chose to visit Louisville instead.

Jabarie Hinds will be in town this weekend.
Jabarie Hinds, PG, 5-11, 155, Mount Vernon, NY (Mount Vernon)

Rick Pitino recently went to watch the 2011 point guard, who just led his team to the sectional state title, while scoring a game-high 26 points in the championship game. Hinds, a three-star prospect who is rated the No. 25 point guard in his class nationally, has offers from St. John's, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Oklahoma, UNLV, Virginia and Wake Forest.

Duece Bello, SF, 6-3, 165, High Point, NC (Westchester Academy)

Bello, a four-star prospect, is ranked the No. 17 small forward in the class of 2011. A friend of Miller, Bello can play multiple positions and is explosive, quick and a great leaper. His shot has progressed and he's got some physical ability that will put in a category higher than his peers. Baylor, Oklahoma State, Maryland and Wake Forest have already offered scholarships.

Chane Behanan, F, 6-7, 225, Bowling Green, KY (Warren Central)

Louisville and Behanan have been showing considerable mutual interest the past couple months. Rick Pitino has seen the 2011 forward play at least twice and Behanan has made two visits to Louisville recently, including one trip with his parents. A four-star prospect, Behanan is rated the No. 14 power forward in his class nationally and holds offers from Oklahoma State, Cincinnati, Alabama and West Virginia.

Also expected to attend are three commitments: Kentucky Mr. Basketball finalist Elisha Justice, a 2010 walk-on prospect, and 2011 commitments Zach Price and Wayne Blackshear.

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