More often than not, when a player transfers into Rick Pitino’s Louisville program they’ve went onto become contributors at some point in their career. In fact, nearly every player that has transferred to Louisville from a division one program in the last decade has surpassed expectations.
–Erik Brown, 2000-2003, Morehead St.
After leading all division one freshman in scoring in 1998-99, averaging 19.3 points per game, Brown, a Lexington native decided to transfer to Louisville. Although Brown initially transferred to Louisville to play for Denny Crum, his best performances came after Pitino took over in 2001. Brown started nearly every game for Louisville in his junior and senior season’s and shot better than 40% from 3-PT range.
–Alhaji Mohammed, 2001-2004, Ventura College (NAIA)
Mohammed was a walk-on who wound up at Louisville based on his family connection with Rick Pitino. Alahaji’s older brother, Nazr, played for Pitino at Kentucky in the late 90’s. I don’t think many expecte...