Even before the loss of Chane Behanan, the front-court for the Louisville basketball program lacked proven depth. With Behanan suspended indefinitely and little optimism from Rick Pitino on his return, the thinnest area on the roster for the Cards has now become even thinner.
Pitino and his staff appear to be finished when it comes to the 2014 recruiting class. Five star power forward Trey Lyles is the lone recruit left in the 2014 class that the staff is still heavily recruiting. However, there may be a new name to add to the radar.
Jameel McKay, who was one of the top junior college players last season at Indian Hills Community College, announced last week that he was leaving the Marquette Men’s Basketball program just a few weeks prior to the start of the season.
Prior to committing to Marquette, Louisville is one of the many schools that showed interest in the 6-foot-8, Milwaukee native. McKay tells JUCORecruiting.com that Louisville has reached out to him since he left Marquette last week.
Arizona, Oklahoma, Arizona State, UNLV, Arkansas, Florida, Wichita St., Miami, Minnesota, Louisville, Iowa State, San Diego State, Memphis and Tennessee are also reportedly involved with McKay.
The biggest question at this point is when he’ll be eligible to play. If he can transfer right away and be eligible for the 2013-14 season, Louisville certainly makes since. Even if Behanan does return, the Cards could use the depth and have an open scholarship. If he McKay has to sit out this season, that certainly changes the situation.
We’ll be sure to update you on McKay’s recruitment as soon as more info is available.