ESPN updated its recruiting rankings for the basketball class of 2019 on Monday, and four Louisville signees make appearances in the top 100.
Samuell Williamson (5-star): No. 23
Aidan Igiehon (4-star): No. 48
David Johnson (4-star): No. 74
Josh Nickelberry (4-star): No. 81
Fellow signees Jaelyn Withers and Quinn Slazinski did not make the top 100.
Overall, ESPN ranks Louisville’s 2019 class as the 4th-best in the country, one spot ahead of Kentucky’s (current) contingent.
I see you, DePaul. We all see you.
Duke got a boost yesterday with the commitment of 4-star Cassius Stanley (ESPN’s No. 29 player), and there are still a handful of other top recruits with decisions to make. Even so, it seems more likely than not that Chris Mack’s first class at U of L is going to wind up with a top five ranking from at least one major scouting service. That’s fairly remarkable.