The first day of college basketball’s early signing period arrived on Wednesday, and four of the members from Chris Mack’s six-man 2019 recruiting class went ahead and signed their names on the dotted line.
Only Aidan Igiehon — who has said that he plans on waiting until the late signing period so that his family from Ireland can attend the ceremony — and Jaelyn Withers have yet to make the transition from “commit” to “signee.” Withers is expected to sign during the early period, but no set date has been given.
As for the other four players, Wednesday marked the official end of their recruitment.
The four-star guard out of Trinity High School wrapped up one of the most up and down recruitments in recent Louisville basketball history.
Johnson committed to Louisville in the fall of 2017, decommitted when the FBI probe news broke just days later, and then reaffirmed his pledge on Sept. 22 of this year. He signed during a ceremony at Trinity Wednesday afternoon.
Louisville-bound David Johnson with his paperwork at Trinity High pic.twitter.com/ZBZigvhiNJ— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_) November 14, 2018
The first of the six 2019 recruits to commit to Chris Mack, Nickelberry was also the first to sign his letter of intent, a point he was eager to make on Wednesday.
Breaking: Josh Nickelberry tells Stockrisers he has signed his LOI with Louisville.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) November 14, 2018
“I’m all in,” he tells me. Was the first to sign LOI. ✍ #NationalSigningDay
The four-star guard dropped a total of 75 points over the weekend in the first two games of his senior season.
The No. 45 overall player in the 2019 class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, Williamson signed with Louisville early Wednesday morning during a ceremony at his high school in Rockwall, TX.
Williamson opened his senior season with a 35-point performance on Tuesday.
The last of the six players to commit, Slazinski signed with U of L Wednesday afternoon. Huntington Prep will hold a signing ceremony for Slazinski on Friday.
2019 SG Quinn Slazinski is officially off the board, Congratulations again Quinn on your hard work and making your dream come true— Boo Williams (@BooWilliamsAAU) November 14, 2018
BwslBasketball GO CARDS❗️ pic.twitter.com/JxgbkcOknG
A three-star prospect billed as a knockdown outside shooter, Slazinski is expected to redshirt next season at U of L.