5-Star Forward Jarrell Martin Will Receive A Visit From Louisville

Jarrell Martin, a 5-star forward from Baton Rouge, LA., is expected to receive a visit from a member of the Louisville coaching staff today. With Rick Pitino and Kevin Keatts both heading to Hargrave Military Academy, I can only assume that Louisville assistant Wyking Jones is the one who will travel to see Martin.

As of last month, Martin, a 6-foot-8 hybrid forward had trimmed his list to Alabama, Louisville, LSU, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, Texas A&M and UCLA. Louisville was one of the first elite level programs to show interest in Martin and offer him a scholarship. He made a visit to the Yum! Center for the DePaul game in January and he reportedly left town very impressed with the Louisville program. Coach Pitino traveled to Louisiana just a few weeks later to watch Martin in action.

Martin has always been one my favorite prospects in the 2013 class. He’s a tremendous athlete and has a lot of upside. He has only played one season of varsity basketball at Madison Prep in Baton Rouge. Martin was ruled academically ineligible at a previous school as a true freshman. He then transferred to Madison Prep where he had to sit out his entire sophomore season. I think Martin would be a huge addition for Louisville, but I’ve heard LSU, the hometown school, will be tough to beat.

Here is Jarrell Martin summer highlight mix from CityLeagueHoopsTV.

About Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick has worked in sports talk radio for over three years.

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  1. Jarrell – go LOUISVILLE CARDS. They have a great program – I hope he signs up with the Cards!!!

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