Friday, July 23, 2010

College Hoops Rumors: Miller, Bello and Wroten To Louisville?

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
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If you follow college basketball recruiting, you can understand why most of the top players consider Kentucky as their college choice. But, in reality, Kentucky cannot acquire every single recruit that wants to attend their school.

Then again, Kentucky isn't the only school that prospects consider. You'll hear Kansas, Connecticut, Syracuse, North Carolina, Duke and many other schools.
Nowadays, prospects consider a college that wins games and gives players a chance to improve. Sometimes it's not that way with the program I listed. Sometimes, players team up and go somewhere they all can benefit.
I think that is going to happen this year with a lot of recruiting programs.
With the emergence of Anthony Davis, the Wildcats have taken notice. Davis is considering the Kentucky program after listing their previous five first-round draft picks as an "eye-opener."
Now, in my mind, Davis will be attending the University of Kentucky in 2011-12. With that said, I don't believe they'll be able to snag Quincy Miller as well.
That's when Louisville comes into the picture. Miller has heard a lot from the program. He almost seemed like a long shot, but now he's in the picture. He hasn't reported major interest in the program but is considering the offer.
Now, Miller has a best friend named Deuce Bello. Bello earlier this month expressed how much interest he had in the Louisville program.
Bello, before this summer, was only considered an explosive dunker. He was showcased on ESPN for putting the ball between his legs and dunking it during a game.
But now, he has shown his ability to be a true guard out of the backcourt. Obviously, he is a great leaper. But he has added handle and a mid-range jumper.
Tony Wroten Jr. today proclaimed that his recruiting was wide open. That, in fact, Kentucky was his leader and no decision would be made anytime soon. His second college choice was Louisville.
It almost seems as if he would be a perfect fit with Rick Pitino and the Cardinals.
Rick Pitino wants him and Louisville guard Peyton Siva also wants him as well. Siva posted on his Twitter account, "Yea I want him to play in the backcourt w/ me." This was a reply to a tweet that said, "@206PS3 (Peyton Siva) your boy @ToneTone13 (Tony Wroten Jr.) was ballin this morning."
He then said this later on that day, "Ima need all my LOUISVILLE ppl to follow my bro @ToneTone13 (Tony Wroten Jr.) we need him in the backcourt wit me y'all show him love"
With that said, I think each of these three recruits will either commit to Louisville once basketball season starts, or on signing day in April.
ESPN suspects a huge class coming in for Louisville and so do I. With Wayne Blackshear already verbally committing, you'll have the best recruiting class in the nation when you add Bello, Miller, and Wroten. 


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