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Four-star forward Jaelyn Withers commits to Louisville

The second commit of the Chris Mack era has arrived.

Louisville Introduces Chris Mack as Men’s Basketball Coach Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Four-star forward Jaelyn Withers has committed to Louisville.

Withers spent this weekend in town taking his official visit to U of L.

A versatile 6’8, 215-pound forward, Withers also had scholarship offers from Arizona, Florida, Texas and Virginia, among many others. He becomes the second member of Chris Mack’s first recruiting class, joining friend Josh Nickelberry.

Over the summer, Withers turned heads by being the second leading scorer at the D.C. Adidas Gauntlet event, averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Performances lke that made him even more of a priority for Mack and the rest of the Cardinal staff.

Withers’ father, Curtis, is the seventh all-time leading scorer in the history of Charlotte basketball. He played for the 49ers from 2002-06. For the first three of those seasons, Charlotte played in Conference USA alongside Louisville.

Jaelyn Withers spent the first three years of his high school career at North Mecklenburg High in Charlotte. A year ago he averaged 20 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for a squad that went 27-2 and won the I-Meck Conference regular season and tournament championships. He’ll spend his senior year at Cleveland Heights High in Cleveland.