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CSZ Basketball Recruiting Notebook: 7/13/15

Photo: Tim Haag

Photo: Tim Haag

Here we go, the first official CSZ Basketball Recruiting Notebook of the 2016 recruiting season! A few days ago, I posted a preliminary one with just the list of names that would likely be in this first notebook. Just kind of something to get you informed on the players and what was to come. Now it is time to give a little more information on each of the targets for UofL and where the Cards stand with some of them.

If you kept up with us last year, you know that this is still pretty early in the recruiting season. As time goes on, things will begin to take shape and pictures will become clear. Players will commit to schools and be removed from the list, and things will start to narrow down. For example, there are already a couple of players that will be on this first list, and that is likely it for him unless something drastically changes.

At the time of posting this, Louisville has three scholarships for 2016. V.J. King has one of them. If Maverick Rowan commits to UofL and will be in 2015, then that will mean that there are only two for next season, with King having one. So that would mean there is only one more spot to fill. So that stuff will depend on what happens with Maverick Rowan, quite possibly this week.

Steve Rummage and I have split up the list and will each give our insight into those players. Hope you enjoy!

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CSZ Basketball Recruiting Notebook: 7/10/15

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It’s that time of year again! Last year around this time, we began a series called the CSZ Basketball Recruiting Notebook and released a new one every Monday, and that is the plan once again. Obviously it’s not Monday now, but this is just a little preview of what’s to come.

Every Monday, Steve Rummage and I will post a notebook that updates you on where the Cards stand with their top basketball recruits. We are also going to try out a little something new this year, and that will be a separate post from the Monday notebook. There won’t be a set schedule for it. It can be posted at anytime of the day. We will explain that a little more on this Saturday’s Cardinal Sports Zone show on 93.9 The Ville from 10-11 a.m..

For this first notebook, I will give you a vague list of the guys that Louisville is targeting in the 2016 class. As of right now, the Cards have two open spots in the 2016 class, with V.J. King being a commit already and having the third scholarship. However, with the recent news that Maverick Rowan is back on the radar, if he ends up at UofL for 2015, then there will only be one other spot for 2016, unless something changes.

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New highlight of Top 2016 Louisville Basketball recruit Abdul Ado

2016 Center Abdul Ado is the top target for the Cards. I really want to see this kid in a Louisville jersey! Watch this video from our guys at Courtside Films and you will see why. Follow Abdul Ado on twitter @AbdulhakimAdo

<p><a href=”″>%5BSummer Mixtape] Ado Abdulhakim</a> from <a href=”″>Johnny Hines</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

5-star Center will visit Louisville on Saturday

Photo: 247 Sports

Photo: 247 Sports

According to Scout’s Evan Daniels, 2016 center Abdul Ado will visit Louisville this weekend.

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Top 2016 Center to visit Louisville Friday

According to this Evan Daniels tweet 2016 Center Abdul Ado (TN) will visit the Cards this Friday.

Ado is ranked as high as the 3rd ranked (247Sports) Center in the nation. The 6’11 Center currently has offers from Vanderbilt and Memphis and that list is sure to rise. You may continue to hear much more about Ado and Louisville in the future so remember the name. Follow Abdul Ado on twitter @AbdulhakimAdo