Louisville basketball: Class of 2021 recruiting big board 1.0

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Taking a look at the top recruits that Chris Mack and Louisville basketball are after in the class of 2021.

Louisville basketball is quickly approaching a busy time of year. And although the approach may be different right now, Chris Mack and the Cardinals coaching staff are after a number of big-name recruits.

After a first year where the staff was able to fill out the roster with a top ten recruiting class, there were a lot of misses that cost the Cardinals in the 2020 class. The staff pursued a ton of talented players that had Louisville high on their list but was unable to reel in a ton of big fish.

To add insult to injury, Louisville’s best recruit, JUCO transfer and Louisville native Jay Scrubb- opted to keep his name in the NBA Draft in order to pursue a pro career right away.

Louisville quickly filled two of its three remaining roster spots with promising graduate transfers Carlik Jones and Charles Minlend. It is back to square one, however, in the class of 2021 after the departure two graduates, plus senior Malik Williams ( and potentially one or two underclassmen).

The Cardinals will be looking for some pieces across the board. The lone commit in the class, Bryce Hopkins, is a 6’7″ forward that will bring production right away. Aside from Hopkins, Louisville will definitely need to add at least one guard to the 2021 class, as well as a big man who can be an instant impact player.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the players Louisville basketball is recruiting at every position in the 2021 class.

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