LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The University of Louisville officially added the first recruit of the Chris Mack era on Wednesday, announcing that Samford graduate transfer Christen Cunningham has signed financial aid paperwork to attend school next season.

A 6-2, 190-pound guard from Lexington, Ky., Cunningham started all 110 games he played in during three seasons at Samford and set the school’s all-time assists record with 514. He scored 1,283, making him No. 13 on the school's all-time scoring list, and is a career 81 percent free-throw shooter.

“Christen is a phenomenal person, high character and a winner on the court,” Mack said in a statement released by the school. “He makes his teammates better, looks to make the right play and understands the game on both ends of the court.  He was well-coached both in high school and at Samford so we know we are getting a high-IQ point guard. Christen’s from the state of Kentucky and is excited to play for the Cardinals.”

Cunningham helps provide depth in a backcourt that is in need of it after the departures of senior point guard Quentin Snider and junior Deng Adel.

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