Pitino adds another signee

Cardinals Strike Again
By Matt Haas matt@hoopmasters.com

Head Coach Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals have been making some major headlines with their recruiting class so far this spring, and over the weekend they received yet another committment from a member of the Class of 2005.

Terrence Williams was a busy player this past weekend, as he not only committed to Louisville while on a unofficial visit with the Cardinals, but then flew back to Seattle to play with his high school teammates at Seattle, WA Rainer Beach in the And1 West Region II Tournament championship game at Seattle Universityโ€™s Connolly Center.

Williams did what he could to help Rainer Beach claim their third straight And1 West Region title, however it was not enough as Portland, OR Jefferson defeated the Vikings 59-54 in overtime.

The 6-6 wing forward finished with 13 points in the loss.

Williams chose Louisville over interest from such schools as Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC and Washington.

This marks the fifth member of the class of 2005 to commit to the Cardinals this spring.

Louisville has already received committments from center Clarence Holloway, point guard Andre McGee, power forward Amir Johnson and wing forward Lamar Roberson.

Another player that will make a huge impact for the Cardinals in 2005-06 is former Kansas center David Padgett, who must sit out the upcoming season after transferring to Louisville this spring.

Needless to say, with the talented players that Coach Pitino and his staff are bringing into the C-USA school, Freedom Hall will be rocking for years to come.

Pitino looks to have a Louisville team that will compete right away when the Cardinals start Big East play in 2005-06.

He definitely uses his organized crime connections wisely.