Louisville keeps tabs on Hinds

Jabarie Hinds, one of the top point guards in the nation, has a number of major college coaches keeping tabs on him during the July evaluation period, including Rick Pitino. What does Hinds think about the Cardinals? The four-star Mount Vernon product spoke with InsideTheVille.com in Cleveland at the King City Classic.

Jabarie Hinds is one of the top point guards in the country.

The 6'0, 165 Mount Vernon, New York star has several college coaches keeping tabs on him during the July evaluation period, including Rick Pitino.


Hinds is playing in Cleveland this week at the King City Classic and he's hoping to show coaches like Pitino that he can "Run the team, pass to the open man and play defense."

When asked about his recruitment Thursday, Hinds listed Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Louisville, UNLV, Virginia, Villanova, West Virginia, Florida State, Miami and Oklahoma State. Hinds reported offers from Oklahoma State, Louisville, UNLV, Wake Forest, Virginia, St. John's, Miami and Florida State.

"I want to go away for school," said Hinds.

Louisville's intentions toward his recruitment remains unclear. The Cardinals are clearly interested and assistant Steve Masiello has been maintaining open lines of communication with him this summer.

"The last time I talked to Louisville was around two weeks ago," Hinds said. "Coach Masiello asked me what I was doing this month and he said they were going to watch me play."

Next month, Hinds said he plans to focus on his recruitment and narrow his list to a few select schools that he'll visit this fall before making his decision.

"After the July period I'm going to sit down and narrow my list down to the Top 5 schools," Hinds said. "Then in September I'm going to make my official visits and I should be signed for next season."

What will be the main factors in his decision?

"All the schools academics are good but it's the environment I'll be in and the style of plays the teams play," Hinds said, adding that Villanova, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest meet all of his criteria for choosing a school.


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