Rick Pitino, is getting an early start on a couple of in state recruits.
Lafayette’s Jackson Davis and Ballard’s Quentin Snider are members of the 2014 class. Both players participated in the John Lucas Midwest in Louisville this past weekend. Davis and Snider made unofficial visits on Saturday and met with Rick Pitino.
Davis a 6-foot-8 center who averaged double figures last season as an eighth-grader on the varsity level at Lafayette was recently invited to the USA Basketball National Developmental Team training camp. His father, Jonathan, played for Pitino at the University of Kentucky. Jonathan Davis said Pitino told his son he was going to begin recruiting him. Jackson Davis is considered the No. 1 prospect statewide in the Class of 2014.
Last season, as an eighth grader, Snider played on the varsity level at Fern Creek, but is enrolled at Ballard this year. I had a chance to see Snider in the AAU circuit last spring, and the kid is a human highlight reel, for an eighth grader. As ridiculous as it is to rank 7th graders on a national level, Snider at one time was ranked top 5 in the country for his class. Take it for what it’s worth, but this kid will be fun to watch over the next few years.<