Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chane Behanan Heading to Louisville

Posted by CoHoops Paul Seaver

Rick Pitino's 2011 recruiting class got even stronger on Tuesday, as the Cardinals received a verbal commitment from Chane Behanan.

The 6-foot-7 power forward is rated as the No. 32 overall prospect in the class by ESPNU and becomes the fourth to commit to Louisville for 2011.

Although the Cardinals still await the decisions of potential targets Deuce Bello, Tony Wroten Jr., Josiah Turner and Quincy Miller, Behanan gives Louisville one of the top recruiting classes in the country already.

Behanan joins the likes of fellow four-star prospects Wayne Blackshear, Zach Price, and Ryan Taylor, three of which, Behanan included, are from the state of Kentucky. Wayne Blackshear, an Illinois native, is the only out-of-state commitment thus far.

Known for his power and ability to finish at the rim with contact, Behanan has been compared to current Boston Celtics power forward Glen Davis. The Bowling Green native stands at 6-foot-7 and measures in at 230lbs.

Behanan made his decision after also considering interest from Cincinnati, Indiana, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Texas.

The in-state rival Kentucky Wildcats boast some of the top talent in the class of 2011, receiving verbal commitments themselves from four of the top twelve prospects in the class. However, many people believe Pitino might be nipping at their heels in terms of his own class and the commitment of Behanan only furthers that opinion.

*Photo: Chane Behanan *Credit: espn.go.com

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