Report: Louisville Getting Involved With Sharp-Shooter Robert Johnson

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Despite Quentin Snider’s de-commitment last month, it didn’t appear that Rick Pitino and his staff would attempt to add another guard to fill Snider’s spot. Louisville already has commitments from two of the top guards in the 2014 class in JaQuan Lyle and Shaqquan Aaron. Pitino also brought in a dynamic backcourt in the 2013 class.

New York native Isaiah Whitehead and former Indiana commit James Blackmon Jr. appear to be the two guards in the 2014 class that are still hearing from the Louisville staff. However, according to Paul Biancardi of ESPN.com, there may be another name to keep an eye on.

Biancardi reports that the Louisville staff recently placed a call to Robert Johnson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound, shooting guard from Richmond, VA. And they plan on getting involved in his recruitment.

Johnson is rated as a four star prospect and is considered to be one of the top outside shooters in the country. Indiana and North Carolina appear to be the favorites at this point. Virginia, Pittsburgh, Georgetown and Florida State are also in the mix.

He doesn’t hold an offer from Louisville at this point, but it’ll be interesting to see if something develops. Louisville assistant coach Kevin Keatts has great ties to Johnson’s hometown of Richmond, VA.

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  • Gr8 Balla

    Johnson will be a great addition can score the ball off the dribble using high screens and off the ball. Has a high IQ for the game and has good size and footwork. Rebounds well and does not mine taking the big shot as seen against Justis Winslow and Houston Hoops

  • bigcatstanding

    Looks like Rick could land a real good kid and basketball player. Could end up with top 5 class, if we land him along with the other two guard could bode well for the future, expecially in the backcourt having solid point guards already. I’m a wildcat fan not a bandwagon jumper just a basketball fan, not a fan of Rick though. To be honest I think the rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville advantages both teams when it comes to recruits.

  • Hoosiers2005

    Does Pitino just wait for IU to start recruiting a player then decide he should recruit them as well? I think Rick is stalking Tom Crean and staff. This is what, the 3rd or 4th player he’s started recruiting after IU…

  • jkour1

    Dont think this guy will come to UL…he wants to be developed into an NBA player.

  • handsome jimmy is a douche

    This guy wants to be a pro…and dont mean in d league.