Crystal Ball: UofL leads for Top 100 basketball recruit

 Posted by at 12:36 PM on May 18, 2018  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: UofL leads for Top 100 basketball recruit
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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Louisville could land major in-state basketball recruit

 Posted by at 11:31 AM on April 26, 2018  Comments Off on Louisville could land major in-state basketball recruit
Apr 262018
 

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Louisville Trinity guard David Johnson has already been committed to the hometown Cardinals once in his recruitment.

The prospect from the class of 2019 committed to U of L under head coach Rick Pitino and then backed off of that pledge after Pitino was let go last fall. The 247Sports Crystal Ball says Johnson should be a Cardinal again in the future.

National recruiting analyst Evan Daniels, who has a near-100-percent success rate with Crystal Ball picks, is the latest to log a pro-Louisville prediction for Johnson, who is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 41 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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