For the second weekend in a row, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino and his staff will be busy hosting visitors.
Chris Jones, one of the top junior-college players in the country, and Nebraska big man Akoy Agau both are expected to arrive in Louisville on Friday evening for an official visit that will run through early Sunday.
Jones is a sophomore at Northwest Florida State College and the top target for the Cardinals' left on the 2013 recruiting board. Jones is originally from Memphis and was a top-50 prospect nationally when he signed with Tennessee.
But Jones didn't attend Tennessee after a coaching change. He instead averaged 18 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists last season at NW Florida State when the team was the National Junior College Athletic Association runner-up.
The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Agau is a native of South Sudan. Agau helped Omaha Central to the Class A state title last season. He had a triple-double 16 points, 13 rebounds and 14 blocked shots during the state championship final. In three state championships, Agau had 30 blocks.
On the women's side, U of L coach Jeff Walz and his staff will also host two recruits. Both Alex Harris and Saniya Chong are top Class of 2013 prospects.
The 6-foot-3 Harris is from Lorain, Ohio, Southview and is ranked No. 46 in the class. She has also visited Penn State (Sept. 1) and Michigan (Sept. 8).
The 5-foot-9 Chong averaged 33.3 points a game as a junior at Ossining, N.Y. She is also looking at Connecticut, Ohio State and Maryland.
Cardinal Authority will keep you posted on any news from the visits.