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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The Cards will sign all 3 of their 2014 basketball commits today. According to Steve Jones of the Courier Journal PF Jaylen Johnson (Pictured below) and C Chinanu Onuaku have already inked their name and SF Shaq Aaron will sign later tonight. Look for the Cards to sign 1 or 2 more between now and the spring, but it’s always good to get the names on the dotted line sooner than later.
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
By: Steven Rummage
2014 5* SG Shaqquan Aaron (WA) has commited to Louisville tonight over Washington, UCLA, and Arizona. This is a huge pick up for Pitino and crew, there aren’t many players with the size and skill set of Aaron. Aaron is ranked top 15 overall in some rankings and will be a great piece to go along with 5* PG Quentin Snider (not a bad start to ’14). Follow Shaqquan on twitter at @TheQ_21