Recruiting

Son Of Former Louisville Star Is On Chris Mack’s Radar

Although they’ve yet to receive a verbal commitment from the 2020 class Chris Mack and his staff appear to be in good shape with a handful of top recruits.

Joining the lengthy list of 2020 prospects on the Louisville staff’s radar is J.J. Traynor, a 6-foot-8, forward from Bardstown, Kentucky.

Louisville hasn’t offered Traynor a scholarship yet, but Evan Daniels of 247Sports reports that there is mutual interest and that he’ll take an unofficial visit on Aug. 26.

Traynor is the son of former Louisville forward Jason Osborne who played for the Cards in the mid nineties and was a high school phenom at Louisville Male earning Kentucky Mr. Basketball honors in 1993. Traynor is coached by former Cardinal James “Boo” Brewer at Bardstown High School.

After a sensational spring/summer showing on the AAU circuit with the Louisville Legends Traynor has gone from being a mid-major recruit to generating interest from some of the top programs in the country.

Evan Daniels says Traynor will be elevated to a four-star prospect in 247Sports updated rankings.

Western Kentucky, Evansville and Northern Kentucky are Traynor’s only offers, but that will change soon. Louisville, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech have all expressed interest in recent weeks.

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