Louisville Men’s Basketball Signing Class Among Nation’s Best
(From UofL SID Kenny Klein)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Four impressive high school products have each signed a national letter-of-intent to continue their basketball playing careers at the University of Louisville, ranking this Cardinal group among the nation’s top recruiting classes.
The list of highly-touted signees consists of Shaqquan Aaron, a 6-7, 175-pound guard from Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Wash.; Jaylen Johnson, a 6-9, 215-pound forward from Ypsilanti (Mich.) High School; Chinanu Onuaku, a 6-10, 230-pound forward/center from Lanham, Md. and Riverdale Baptist High School; and Quentin Snider, a 6-1, 170-pound guard from Ballard High School in Louisville. All four are ranked among the nation’s top 70 prospects.
“This is a tremendous class that is deep, talented and all have great potential to improve,” said UofL head men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino. “Not only is it a well-balanced group with outstanding basketball players, but they really fit our system. We look for offensive players who can be a triple-threat — shoot, pass and beat their man off the bounce — and this group can certainly do that.”
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Ask and you shall receive, as CSZ made you aware there was a possibility that 2014 G Quentin Snider may rejoin the ranks of the Cardinal fold, he did just that today. Snider, The #28 ranked player in the country, had originally committed to the Cards in 2011. Then The Hometown Snider decommitted shortly after the Cards garnered a commitment from highly touted guard Jaquan Lyle. The Cards have waited almost 20 years to have a starring hometown hero and I believe that Q is that man. I hate the journey but I love where it ended. Quentin is the 4th 2014 commitment, even though he was the first, joining F Jaylen Johnson, G Shaqquan Aaron and C Chinanu Onuaku. The Cards also are in very good position with C Bakary Konate. the Cards have vaulted into the top 5 ranked recruiting class in every rankings I have seen.
Remember when you seen this tweet and you were heartbroken? I understand. I had been told that morning and was sick all day. Well on Wednesday night CSZ learned the Cards could still land Quentin Snider. That certainly now seems to be the case according to chatter on @IllinoisLoyalty and UL sites now as well that have just caught a whiff of these rumors. Landing Snider would be a HUGE boost to the Cardinals already super class. As we are not saying this will happen we do believe it will. Stay Tuned.
Earlier this evening, Louisville commit Quentin Snider (Ballard High School) decided to open up his recruitment. There were rumors about it happening, and Snider confirmed it with this tweet.
It is obvious that the class of 2014 is shaping up to be one of the best in Rick Pitino’s years at UofL. Here is just a quick look at the current commits so far. This won’t be the full class, but these 3 are worth taking a look at!
Quentin Snider (@QuentinSnider4)
Louisville, KY (Ballard) 6’1 160 lbs
Scout: 4*; #7 PG in the nation
ESPN: 4*; 28th in ESPN Top 100; #7 PG in the nation
2012-13 Ballard High School Boys Basketball Schedule via KHSAA.org
|Nov 27, 12||Scott County||away||79||- 70||(W)||no|
|Nov 30, 12||Travis (Fort Bend, Richmond), TX||at Marshall County||76||- 78||(L)||no||Marshall County Hoopfest|
|Dec 4, 12||Atherton||away||6:00 PM|
|Dec 11, 12||Jeffersonville, IN||away||7:30 PM|
|Dec 15, 12||Indianapolis Cathedral, IN||6:00 PM|
|Dec 19, 12||TBA||at Fairdale||King of the Bluegrass|
|Dec 19, 12||Butler||at Fairdale||9:00 PM||King of the Bluegrass|
|Dec 26, 12||TBA||at Ocala, FL||Kingdom of the Sun Tournament|
|Dec 31, 12||Jesuit (Tampa), FL||away||3:00 PM|
|Jan 8, 13||Central||away||7:30 PM|
|Jan 11, 13||DuPont Manual||away||7:30 PM|
|Jan 22, 13||Seneca||home||7:30 PM|
|Jan 25, 13||St. Xavier||away||7:30 PM|
|Jan 26, 13||Christian Academy-Louisville||away||7:30 PM|
|Jan 29, 13||Fern Creek||away||7:30 PM|
|Feb 1, 13||Waggener||home||7:30 PM|
|Feb 5, 13||Kentucky Country Day||home||7:30 PM|
|Feb 8, 13||Eastern||home||7:30 PM|
|Feb 12, 13||Jeffersontown||home||7:30 PM|
|Feb 15, 13||Male||home||7:30 PM|
Off-season? What do you mean? When you follow an athletic program like the University of Louisville, there is ALWAYS something going on and news to talk about. Such is the case recently. We will try to get you caught up on all of that right here with our news & notes about different teams of the program, alumni doing big things, and just any other news worth sharing. Enjoy!