Anyone surprised that the next great player on the University of Louisville’s basketball recruiting list is suddenly interested making a visit to Lexington? That would be Marquis Teague, considered the nation’s top high school point guard and one of the best players in the 2011 class.
The scenario is a familiar one, a teenage phenom caught up in the hoopla, leveraging schools against each other, allowing rumors to fester, all the while milking the process for all it’s worth. The dad gets himself intricately involved, and the ordeal becoming even more complicated.
U of L has long been considered his favorite because his father, Shawn Teague, played for Rick Pitino at Boston University. But when he’s also looking at Kentucky, Cincinnati and Purdue, there are obviously some other factors involved.
Recent history indicates that’s not a good situation for Louisville. Don’t get hung up over this one.