On a day that will be forever remembered for all the wrong reasons at the University of Louisville, the men’s basketball team lost commitments from their two highly ranked recruits.
Shortly after an announcement was made by Interim President Postel that both Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Louisville Men’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Pitino were being placed on administrative leave (effectively fired) following an FBI investigation into corruption that shook the entire landscape of College Basketball, five star guard and long time Louisville commit Anfernee Simons took to Twitter to announce his decommitment from the Louisville program.
— Anfernee Simons (@AnferneeSimons) September 27, 2017
Only a few moments later four star guard Courtney Ramey’s father told Scout.com that his son would be decommitting from Louisville as well.
“We are going to reopen it.” We aren’t excited about it, but it’s something we have to do. It’s a grinding process and I want my son to enjoy his senior season without the pressure. We were all set to go to Louisville and play for coach P and play in the ACC. We thought it was a perfect fit, but due to the circumstances we are going to open it.”
ESPN ranked Simons as a five star prospect and the 8th best player in the country, while Ramey was listed as the 49th best player.
Louisville currently holds zero commitments in the class of 2018.
Jacob Lane joined The Cardinal Connect in August of 2017 after previously writing for CardinalSports.com on the Rivals Network. Jacob covers anything and everything Louisville Cardinals. Follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Lane08