Louisville now in the mix for Prince Ali

Prince Ali

The first summer evaluation period always brings a few new names to colleges and that's no different this year for Louisville. The Cardinals are now in the mix for Weston, Fla., shooting guard Prince Ali. Cardinal Authority has the latest on the recruitment.

Prince Ali has a new school coming after him following his stellar performance this weekend at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Ali said the University of Louisville has jumped into the mix of his recruiting process.

Ali, the No. 47 prospect in the Scout.com Class of 2015 rankings and No. 11 shooting guard, has heard from U of L assistant coaches following his LeBron efforts.

"The newest school I’ve heard from is probably Louisville," Ali told Scout.com national analyst Josh Gershon. "I know that Rick Pitino is a legendary coach, his players generally love him and he makes his players better."

The former Connecticut commitment said UCLA and Michigan are showing the most interest during his recent recruitment.

Ali attends Sagemont Upper School in Weston, Fla., who is also being recruited by Washington, Illinois, Vanderbilt and LSU.

Ali was third in scoring this spring in the NIKE EBYL league, averaging 21.8 points a game and shooting 39.2 percent from three-point range as a junior.

Gershon and Evan Daniels had this to say about Ali after one day in Las Vegas:

The blurb on Ali read: "Normally a dedicated slasher, Ali did plenty of driving and scoring on Friday, but he also showed off a part of his game you don't always see but has been rumored to be improving - his outside jumper. Ali knocked down multiple threes, forcing the defense to respect him from outside and giving him more space off the bounce, where he's always been lethal."

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