UofL BASKETBALL | Rick Pitino the point man on Alex O'Connell recruitment

07/26/2016 08:30 PM

Alex O’Connell is a 6-foot-5 wing that picked up a Louisville basketball offer after the first live recruiting period of the month, and has since skyrocketed up the Rick Pitino priority list. O’Connell has nearly three dozen scholarship offers, Louisville is the presumed front-runner after Pitino took it upon himself to be the primary recruiter.

Alex O’Connell has a upcoming visit schedule to U of L, and apparently also has a bluegrass basketball connection from his father’s playing days at Murray State University.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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