Despite losing two commitments from two of the top guards in the 2014 class, Rick Pitino and his staff haven’t started to actively recruit other guards. As of yesterday, it appeared that James Blackmon Jr. was the only guard in the 2014 class that was being actively recruited by Louisville.
Apparently that has changed. Sam Cassell Jr., a 6-foot-3 guard from Chipola Junior College in Florida tells BrewCityBall.com that he will take a visit to Louisville next week. Cassell is the son of former NBA All Star Sam Cassell Sr., who is now an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Cassell Jr. was originally a member of the 2012 class, but wound up in junior college, due to academics. The West Baltimore native had committed to the University of Maryland, but was ruled ineligible last season.
“I am still open, I don’t have a leader at this point. I have visited Missouri and Marquette, I visit UConn this weekend and will visit Louisville next week,” Cassell tells BrewCityBall.com. “I don’t have a deadline, when I feel it, when I know where I want to go I will make the decision. I do want to commit by October though, I want to sign during the early period. I want to make the right decision.”
Cassell holds offers from UConn, Missouri and Marquette. Louisville hasn’t offered a scholarship yet, despite his scheduled visit next weekend.