Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 12/10/12
D’Angelo Russell has been called by many national recruiting analysts as the best player to come out of the city of Louisville since Rajon Rondo. Russell is a native of Louisville and played his freshman season at Central High School, before transferring to Montverde Academy in Montverde Fla. Many have wondered why Russell hasn’t been one of the top targets for Louisville in the 2014 class, considering the hometown connection. That may soon change as Rick Pitino and staff have recently started to show interest in Russell. Rick Pitino has been pretty open about not wanting to go after many guard prospects in the 2014 class because the Cards are pretty loaded at that position. Louisville already has one commitment in the 2014 class from 4-star point guard Quintin Snider. Evansville native Jaquan Lyle was the only other guard in the 2014 class that Louisville was actively recruiting as of last month. At this time, Louisville isn’t actively recruiting D’Angelo Russell, but that may soon change.
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