Three U of L recruits playing in Louisville

Antonio Blakeney

The final summer evaluation period for college basketball prospects begins on Wednesday evening and one of the major events is in Louisville. Three U of L recruits will play in town in the AAU Super Showcase. Who is in town and where are the other targets playing?

The University of Louisville basketball staff will be back on the road beginning Wednesday evening for the third - and final - recruiting evaluation period of the summer.

The coaches will be monitoring events in Louisville, Las Vegas and Colorado Springs, Colo., through Sunday.

The Cardinals have two commitments in the past two weeks - Deng Adel and Ray Spalding - and will be watching those guys are tracking others.

Here's a quick guide on the prospects:

AAU SUPER SHOWCASE

Three U of L recruits, including commitment Ray Spalding, will be playing at the KFEC this weekend in the AAU Super Showcase.

Spalding and The Ville are in the 17 & under Showcase, along with '15 target Antonio Blakeney and his E1T1 team. Both will play two games on Thursday and at least two on Friday.

Apollo's Eli Wright, a top '16 target for U of L, is playing for the Hoop Dreams team in the 16s Super Showcase.

LAS VEGAS EVENTS

The U of L staff will have to spend some time in Las Vegas with a few prospects in town.

Isaiah Briscoe, Tyler Dorsey, Perry Dozier and Dwayne Bacon are remaining 2015 targets expected to compete in the Fab 48 event.

U of L commitment Deng Adel will be with his Florida Elite team in the adidas Super 64, while 2016 targets Rawle Alkins, Evan Gordon, Kyle Guy and several others will also be in the event.

Donovan Mitchell is also expected to compete in an event in Las Vegas.

COLORADO SPRINGS

At least nine of the 33 players competing in the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team in Colorado Springs, Colo., are U of L targets in the Class of 2015 or 2016.

The players are competing there this weekend for a roster spot on the 2014 USA Men's U17 World Championship Team. The team will compete in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship For Men, hosted Aug. 8-16 by Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The only player the Cardinals are still evaluating in the camp for the Class of 2015 is Washington, D.C., guard Bryant Crawford.

The '16 U of L targets competing are: Tyus Battle, Juwan Durham, Terrence Ferguson, De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum, Derryck Thornton, Payton Pritchard and T.J. Leaf.

SHUT DOWN FOR THE SUMMER

At least one U of L target - Prince Ali - is not playing this weekend. Ali suffered an ankle injury last week and is shut down for the summer. He will visit U of L on Sept. 6.

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