The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Justin Martin, a highly touted basketball prospect from Lawrence North High, has backed out of his commitment to the University of Louisville.
â€œI thought that I made my decision too early,â€ said the 6-foot-7 Martin, who committed before his junior year. â€œItâ€™s nothing bad, I just talked it over with my mom and dad and wanted to do this. Coach Pitino asked if I still wanted them to recruit me and I told him I did.â€
Two other Lawrence North players, rising juniors Ryan Taylor and Michael Chandler, have made oral commitments to Louisville. Stephan Van Treese will be a freshman at Louisville this year. Martin joked earlier this season that Lawrence North had taken to calling itself â€œLouisville North.â€Â Link.
Martin is just a kid but it’s a reminder:Â A man’s word these days is not necessarily the last word.