Louisville moves on top '15 point guard

Bryant Crawford

With the Class of 2014 winding down, the University of Louisville basketball staff has turned its attention to the Class of 2015. The Cardinals are in on a lot of targets, including a new name – Bryant Crawford.

Gonzaga Prep (D.C.) junior Bryant Crawford is considered the best point guard nationally in the Class of 2015 and has a slew of schools showing interest.

One of the newest schools showing interest is Louisville.

Gonzaga coach Steve Turner said the U of L staff has showed "a great deal" of interest and is trying to work out a trip to get to see the standout play.

"They haven't been here yet, but they're coming," Turner said. "They are very interested. We have a lot of people calling on him.

"A lot of coaches are looking at their schedules, trying to see when they can come in when it works with our schedule. There's definite interest."

Among the schools that have been in to see Crawford include, Indiana, SMU, Connecticut, Penn State, Georgetown, Kansas and North Carolina.

Turner said Crawford is "wide open." He's not been on too many campus visits yet and is Turner said he's just getting into the recruiting process.

As far as U of L, Turner said the Cardinals are "new to it."

"But certainly, I don't know any kid that would not take a strong look at them with their coach and the fact the coming off national championship season," Turner said of U of L. "He'll take a close look at them."

Crawford is a four-star guard and he's ranked as the No. 28 player overall in the Class of 2015 by Socut.com.

Turner said he's a "special, special player."

"He's a great leader," Turner said. "I think he's a throwback in what the position of the point guard has always meant – at least to me – because he's a pass-first kind of guy. Now, I don't think point guards are always point guards.

"But he's a true point guard and makes his team better."

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