LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In the end, Ballard High School point guard Quentin Snider will be staying home.
The consensus top-35 recruit and Kentucky Mr. Basketball candidate committed to the University of Louisville in his sophomore season, but abruptly rescinded that commitment in July and chose Illinois after being recruited by programs like UCLA and Memphis.
On national signing day, however, Snider did not return his letter of intent to Illinois, and today his signed letter has been received by coaches at U of L.
"It's official that I will attend the University of Louisville next year." #CardNation he wrote on his Twitter account, @QuentinSnider4.
Snider pushes U of L's recruiting class to No. 5 nationally, according to Evan Daniels of the Scout.com recruiting service, who broke the news this morning. U of L also has signed a five-star prep standout in Shaqquan Aaron and Jaylen Johnson, the top player in the state of Michigan, as well as a big man in Chinanu Onuaku in the early period.
Snider originally withdrew his commitment out of a concern for the apparent backlog at U of L's guard position. But when Evansville prep product JaQuan Lyle decommitted, that opened up more room at the guard spot.
In July, veteran NBA scout Frank Burleson told WDRB's Rick Bozich, of Snider and his performance at the LeBron James Skills Academy: "I love him. In terms of doing everything, he was probably the best point guard there. Certain guys are maybe better scorers. Certain guys are maybe a little quicker. Certain guys are better at traditional play-making. In terms of the entire point-guard package, I like him the best of the point guards (in the 2014 class)."
Saturday, August 30 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-30 19:51:46 GMT
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