Posted November 14, 2012 on louisville.scout.com
University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino announced his recruiting Class of 2013 on Wednesday, the first day of the weeklong early signing period. The Cardinals signed four prospects and added a local walk-on.
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