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CSZ Basketball Recruiting Notebook 7/21/14

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By Justin Renck and Steve Rummage:

A few weeks ago we started a new weekly series that will update you on where the Cards stand with their top basketball recruiting targets for the class of 2015. We release a new post every Monday and give any updates there may be. Rather than talk about every recruit out there that Louisville has just talked to or looked at, we will focus on the main guys that the Cards are going after and have a shot at landing. So you can get familiar with these names and not have to worry about 20 different players to learn about.

With the July evaluation period in full swing, this past week brought us a good amount of updates to the notebook. The Cards have landed two commits so far, and spent a lot of time watching some of the top guards in the class. Enjoy this week’s notebook!

Point Guard

Isaiah Bricsoe – Briscoe continued to show why he is a 5-star PG this week, leading his team to the Peach Jam Championship. Briscoe really is the total package when it comes to playing the point guard position. Arizona and Louisville still look like the favorites to land Briscoe. This week Briscoe had this to say about the Cards to Adam Zagoria. “[Pitino] is a Hall of Fame coach. From what I hear, he lets his guards go. I can see that he runs a three-guard offense, lot of pick-and-rolls and things like that. I just want to go somewhere where I can play my game.”  Pitino spent a lot of time watching Briscoe this week and left no doubt that the Cards are VERY interested in him. Briscoe told Steve Jones of the Courier Journal that the Cards played his style of play, so are the feelings mutual? Most are pegging Briscoe to Arizona but if Allonzo Trier were to pop for the Wildcats, keep a very close eye on Briscoe. -Steve Rummage

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Louisville offers 2015 5* Small Forward

Brandon Ingram

On Sunday, 2015 small forward Brandon Ingram got an offer from the Louisville Cardinals. Ingram is 6’7 and 180 lbs from Kinston, North Carolina. He also has offers from North Carolina, Wake Forest, N.C. State, Minnesota, VCU, and more. Ingram was actually visiting North Carolina this weekend before getting the offer from the Cards. Here is how the 4 major recruiting services rank him…

*ESPN- 5-star player, 13th best player in the country, #1 player in North Carolina, #1 small forward in the country.

*Scout- 4-star player, 9th best small forward in the country.

*Rivals- 4-star player, 31st best player in the country.

*247 Sports- 4-star player, 6th best small forward in the country, #1 player in North Carolina, 26th best player in the country.

Here are a couple of highlight videos.



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