With Ryan McMahon, Fresh Kimble, Steven Enoch and Dwayne Sutton graduating, Jordan Nwora turning pro and Darius Perry transferring, Louisville head coach Chris Mack is in need of some reinforcements for the 2020-21 season.
Louisville’s 2020 recruiting class currently features three players — incoming freshmen J.J. Traynor and D’Andre Davis along with junior college signee Jay Scrubb. Traynor and Davis aren’t expected to provide an immediate impact while Scrubb may skip out on college for the NBA.
Again, Mack needs bodies.
As of right now, there are at least two players on the transfer market that have received at least some level of interest from the Louisville program.
Quinnipiac grad-transfer Kevin Marfo informs Corey Evans of Rivals that Louisville is one of the many schools to reach out since he entered the portal. The New Jersey native started his career at George Washington, but transferred to Quinnipiac after his freshman season.
Marfo averaged a double-double and led the country in rebounds. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10.2 points and 13.3 rebounds in 30 games for Quinnipiac in 2019-20.
Louisville joins Texas Tech, Xavier, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Arkansas, San Diego State, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, St John’s, Penn State, Wichita State, Boston College and Virginia Tech as programs that have reached out to Marfo.
Virginia Tech wing Landers Nolley was one of the bigger breakout players in the ACC this season and has since decided to continue his career elsewhere. In his redshirt freshman season the 6-foot-7 wing averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
Louisville will have some stiff competition if they choose to heavily pursue Nolley. Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Arizona State, Dayton, UConn, Georgetown, Maryland, TCU, Oklahoma State, Florida and USC have all reached out.<