UofL MEN'S BASKETBALL | Cardinals' Class of 2017 One of Nation's Best

11/09/2016 02:02 PM

Three high school basketball players each signed national letters-of-intent to play for the University of Louisville men’s basketball team.

The three signees include:

  • Darius Perry – 6-2, 170-lb. guard from Wheeler High School (GA)
  • Lance Thomas – 6-8, 210-lb. forward from Norcross High School (GA)
  • Malik Williams – 6-11, 215-lb. forward/center from Snider High School (IN)

Darius Perry averaged 15 points per game last season at Wheeler High School. He is ranked No. 53 in the ESPN 100 list.

Perry was being recruiting by many other Power Five schools, including Georgia, Miami (FL) and Wake Forest.

Lance Thomas averaged 8.3 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game as a junior last season at Norcross High School. He is ranked No. 76 nationality by 247Sports.com.

Thomas was being recruiting by other schools as well, like Florida, USC and Miami (FL).

Malik Williams averaged 21.2 points per game and 13.1 rebounds per game last season at Snider High School. He is ranked No. 41 on the ESPN 100 list.

He was the Cards’ first verbal commitment of the class, and was being recruiting by other teams, like Indiana, Purdue, Michigan St. and UCLA.

The basketball players help make UofL’s recruiting Class of 2017 rank in the top five in the country. In fact, 247Sports.com has Louisville’s Class of 2017 ranked fourth in the country, behind only Arizona, Washington and UCLA.

Andrew Chernoff

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