With Jordan Nwora and Steven Enoch both testing the NBA Draft waters, but leaving open the opportunity to return to school next season, there are still question marks surrounding the 2019-20 roster.
With three seniors exiting and six freshmen joining the mix Louisville won’t have an available scholarship unless an underclassmen leaves or Nwora and Enoch decide not to return.
Despite not having an open spot, the Louisville staff has reportedly expressed interest in at least three transfers. The level of interest is unknown at this point. This could mean that they expect to lose someone or they’re just exploring the options they’ll have if a spot eventually becomes available.
Corey Evans of Rivals reports that Louisville is one of the many schools to reach out to Alabama transfer Kira Lewis.
The Alabama native had a sensational freshman season averaging 13.5 points per game, but decided to enter the transfer portal when Avery Johnson was fired. Unless he receives a waiver, Lewis would have to sit out next season.
As mentioned, Louisville’s interest level in Lewis is unknown at this point, but he picked up a scholarship offer last May shortly after Mack was hired.
Arkansas Little Rock’s Rayjon Tucker will be one of the most sought-after graduate transfers on the market this offseason. Per Jeff Goodman of Watch Stadium, Louisville is one of many schools in the mix.
The 6-foot-5 combo guard averaged twenty points and six rebounds during the 2018-19 season.
Charleston Southern’s Christian Keeling has also heard from Louisville according to the Watch Stadium transfer tracker.
The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 18.7 points per game in 2018-19. Keeling scored 1,666 points in three seasons at Charleston Southern.
Chris Mack will meet with the media on Wednesday afternoon for the annual end of season press conference. I imagine he’ll be asked the roster situation.<