With Chris Mack and the Cards recently completing the team’s 2019 class with the pickup of Aidan Igiehon, all sights are now set on the 2020 class. Already, offers have been extended to some really talented prospects who speak very highly of Louisville.
Here’s a look at some 2020 prospects who hold Louisville offers or are being recruited by Mack and company.
Brakefield is easily a top-20 prospect, runs the floor so well at 6’9 and is a freak athlete. Not one of his mixtapes will flow by without him catching a poster. But it isn’t the crazy dunks that make him a terrific player, he’s so smart on the floor and knows how to make any play you need.
As for his recruitment, he has offers from plenty of schools all over the country. Kansas, LSU, Alabama, UCLA and Louisville, among others, have already offered Brakefield.
Brakefield recently picked up his Louisville offer after unofficially visiting. Also of note is that he’s teammates with 2019 Cardinal commit Quinn Slazinski.
Love is one of the most underrated players in his class, one who has seen a significant rise in rankings multiple times. He’s gone from being ranked in the 80s to the 50s, and now stands at No. 34. Love is coming off an outstanding performance at USA Basketball camp. He’s a 6’3 guard with excellent leaping ability, great vision, and the reputation for being an elite scorer.
His recruitment has heated up over the past few months, schools like Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, and most importantly Louisville have been most consistent in his recruitment with an exception being Missouri his hometown school.
After speaking with Love the other day, he told Card Chronicle that Louisville staff has stayed in contact with him.
Loveday, the 7-footer from Ohio, is a lengthy big who can run the floor and is flexible to the point where he can play the 4 in addition to the 5. He’s also a stretch who has the ability to score the ball in multiple ways, which is something Chris Mack likes.
His recruitment isn’t quiet, but it also isn’t crazy. The 49th ranked player in the class of 2020 has offers from Florida, Indiana, Purdue, Ohio State, Stanford, among others. He currently is projected to pick Louisville.
Jackson, formerly of Old Redford Academy in Detroit now attends Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. He is recently coming off a triple-double in Spire’s first game of the season against Minnesota Prep. He does it all, the 17th ranked player in the class of 2020 is an excellent player who eventually could become a top-10 player.
As for his recruitment, his best friend and teammate is Rocket Watts, a former Louisville target who is committed to Michigan State. As a result, Tom Izzo’s crew currently holds all crystal ball predictions for Jackson, but Louisville is right behind them.