May 182018

Louisville is now the leader for a Top 100 basketball prospect in the class of 2019, according to several national recruiting analysts.

Four-star shooting guard Josh Nickelberry, who visited U of L last weekend, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 60 overall prospect in the 2019 class. On Friday, the Cards received several Crystal Ball picks in his recruitment, including predictions in their favor from national analysts Evan Daniels, Jerry Meyer and Brian Snow.

Nickelberry is a 6-4 player from Fayetteville, N.C., and he’s been on the national recruiting radar for years. His previously reported scholarship offers include North Carolina, N.C. State, Florida, UConn, Georgetown, Maryland, Xavier and Memphis, among many others.

So far, new Louisville head coach Chris Mack has zero signees for the class of 2018 and zero commitments for the class of 2019. Transfer Christen Cunningham has been the only addition to the Cardinals’ roster to this point, though they’re still looking to add another player for next season.

Nickelberry would be big for the Cardinals’ future recruiting plans. Louisville is also considered the favorite for Trinity guard David Johnson, a former U of L commitment who is ranked No. 54 nationally in the class of 2019 by 247Sports.


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