Coach Rick Pitino and his coaching staff have had a busy summer on the road recruiting. He and his coaching staff could were seen at every major AAU tournament in the country. Pitino is a specific type of coach that players love want to play hard for.
Louisville doesn't have to worry too much when it comes to the 2013 class. The Cardinals have picked up two late commits for the 2012 class in power forward Montrezl Harrell and Sundanese big man Mangok Mathiang. They also have a very talented commit for the 2013 class in Anton Gill. Gill, who is rated as a 4-star prospect, has had a strong summer and continues to impress scouts while moving up in the rankings. Terry Rozier, who was a part of the 2012 commit list until becoming ineligible for academic reasons, is still listed as a Louisville commit for 2013, but Pitino appears to be recruiting over him.
The biggest question the team has when it comes to recruiting is who will replace senior point guard Peyton Siva? With high school teams are not producing the best pure point guards anymore, the number of options is limited. Peyton Siva brings a lot of energy to the Cards and it will be interesting to see who can fill his shoes.
Rick Pitino isn't planning on coaching at Louisville for too much longer, but he is hungry to bring a National Championship to Louisville. With talented junior center Gorgui Dieng planning on staying in college until he graduates and a roster full of some of the best players in the country, Louisville fans may not have to wait too much longer to hang a banner in the Yum! Center.