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Preston Knowles Commits to Louisville

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The Courier-Journal's Jody Demling is reporting that Clark County High School senior guard Preston Knowles has received some sort of offer and has committed to Louisville.

Knowles was off the recruiting radar a year ago but after an impressive senior season, a solid performance in a Sweet 16 game against Ballard that was taken in by Kevin Willard, Marvin Menzies and Steve Masiello, and a good showing during a pick-up session last week with some of the Louisville players, Rick Pitino decided he wanted the 6-2 guard in red and black.

"He sat down yesterday and thought about things and decided this is what he wanted to do," Clark County coach Scott Humphrey said. "It's all gone extremely fast for him. He came into the year completely unknown."

Humphrey said Kentucky called him Sunday night hoping to set up a meeting with Knowles this week, but he told them that he first had to check with Knowles this morning, and that’s when Knowles told him he was commiting to U of L.

By all accounts Knowles is a spot on shooter with some composure problems that need working on. His maturity has been questioned throughout his career at Clark County, and against an athletic Ballard team he got flustered and turned the ball over seven times.

Still, he made an impression on Denny Crum, who watched him play a game at the state tournament.

"He's an excellent athlete and can shoot it," Crum said then. "He'll be really good when he learns the difference between a good and a bad shot."

It's great to get a talent from that part of the state and I'm happy that Preston Knowles is (still) a Cardinal.