Assistant coaches break down '13 class

Kevin Keatts

On the day the University of Louisville men's basketball program inked a top-10 recruiting class, Cardinal Authority spoke to the three U of L assistant coaches responsible for brining the class together. Kevin Keatts, Wyking Jones and Kareem Richardson answered the following questions about the class.

KEVIN KEATTS, ASSISTANT COACH

An overview of the four-man class: "What's so important about this class is that it fills all of our needs. It's a bunch of guy who can come in and will be able to help us in a lot of areas. We feel like it's a very good class.

On JUCO point guard Chris Jones, who is from Northwest Florida State College: "Chris May be one of the most competitive guys I have ever seen in my coaching career. He's such a good scorer but he's also plays strong and can defend anybody. He's really talented."

More on the class and future recruiting: "We have a lot of good guys in this program. These guys add to that and can come in and help us out."

WYKING JONES, ASSISTANT COACH

An overview of the four-man class: "We got some really, really good guys. All four of these guys are really talented and they all four bring something different to the table, which is nice to have in a class. You don't want to get a bunch of guys who do the same things. Akoy (Agau) is a power forward with a great skill-set and a high basketball IQ. Chris (Jones) is a guy who can put the ball on the floor and he can score. Terry (Rozier) can play two positions and is a tough defender and Anton (Gill) is a two-guard who is so athletic."

On freshman Mangok Mathiang (who is ineligible this season): "Mangok is a special basketball player. He's going to be really good for us. He's an absolute steal for us to get him as late as we did. He's athletic, versatile, has a high motor and is really, really competitive."

KAREEM RICHARDSON, ASSISTANT COACH

An overview of the four-man class: "Everything fell into place for us and it was amazing because it all happened early. To get it to fall into place and to do it early, it's really good being able to do that.

A comment on center Akoy Agau of Nebraska: "He has such a high skill-level for his size. He's a kid we're very fortunate to get because he's going to be a solid piece for us. He's an awesome kid and very social. When he walks into a room, the room lights up."

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