The Cards have their main goal and will get him in uniform sooner than expected.
Trentyn Flowers, the No. 21 overall prospect in the class of 2024 according to 247 Sports, has committed to Louisville. Not only that, but Flowers has also announced that he will reclassify to the 2023 class, meaning he will be eligible to play for the Cardinals in the upcoming 2023-24 season.
A five-star small forward out of the Combine Academy in North Carolina, Flowers has been the primary target of this Louisville staff since arriving nearly a year ago. He chose U of L over North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas and Creighton, among others.
“It was about my relationships with the coaches, coach KP, coach Nolan and all the guys,” Flowers said of his commitment. “Their goals were aligned with mine, and I am very excited and happy to be a Cardinal.”
A highly skilled 6’8 forward with a huge ceiling, Flowers is a three-level scorer who can handle the ball efficiently and create shots for his teammates. He should develop into the elite playmaker that U of L clearly lacked in Kenny Payne’s first season.
“I chose Louisville because I knew from the first visit that I wanted to be a Card,” Flowers told On3. “I have a unique bond with the coaching staff and they feel like my family. They were very consistent in recruiting me and showed up at many of my games. The coaching staff is unlike any in college basketball and they have coached and played at the highest level. My goal is to be a professional. They have a plan for me that aligns with my goals and believe in my abilities and that I will make an immediate impact upon my arrival.
The offseason isn’t even two weeks old, and Payne has already added a five-star member of the 2023 class, a five-star member (earlier) of the 2024 class, and one of the best players available. transfer portal.
Not a bad start to an important offseason for both himself and the program. Not worse.