Rick Pitino has already been accused of being disingenuous (fibbing or lying) about what’s he’s looking for in recruits this summer at the basketball recruiting camps/factories.
Pitino has been known to say one thing and do another but we want to take him at his word:
“We’re looking at attitude almost as much as basketball this year, making sure the young man really wants to be a Louisville Cardinal,” he told Jody Demling, of the Courier-Journal.
Pitino made the statement while in Indianapolis with assistants Kevin Keatts and Wyking Jones checking out talent at the adidas Invitational.
If attitude is the priority, U of L fans can probably eliminate Chris Thomas, a 6-foot-4 guard from Colorado, who was benched early during a scrimmage for two technical fouls — one for taunting, another for talking back.
Also watching Thomas was John Calipari, of Kentucky, who has never concerned himself much with player attitudes or school loyalties. Better fit, maybe.