This past weekend, Louisville hosted a major prospect on campus as 5-star point guard De’Aaron Fox made an official visit. Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal spoke to his high school coach and got a feel for how the visit went. Here are just a few quick hitters from Greer’s column, which you can read here.
“What (Fox) did see at Louisville is he’s going to work,” said Olatunbosun, who is Fox’s coach at Cypress Lakes High near Houston and joined his star player for an official visit to U of L this weekend.
“If you don’t want to work every day, don’t come here. If you want to work and have a chance to play in front of a fun environment – Kentucky is a basketball state with fans who love the game – if you don’t want to work every day and be about something special, then don’t come here.”
“(Fox) hung out with all the guys, which I thought was cool,” Olatunbosun said. “(Pitino) is coaching a group of good guys. Sometimes you can coach guys who are selfish and about themselves and you win, but it doesn’t feel good. But they’re all really good kids. They work hard. They’ve bought into it. Sometimes that trumps extreme talent – and the guys are still all really talented.”
“What really stood out was they’re all for each other. They pick each other up,” said Olatunbosun, who was impressed that Pitino was heavily involved in the individual instruction, something that is less common among college coaches.”
Fox has now officially visited LSU and Louisville. His next trips are to Kansas (Oct. 9) and Kentucky (Oct. 16).