Louisville coach Kenny Payne during an ACC Tournament loss to Boston College in Greensboro, N.C.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- University of Louisville men's basketball coach Kenny Payne has landed his first 5-star recruit.

Dennis Evans has committed to Louisville, according to multiple recruiting outlets. Evans is a 7-foot-1-inch center who originally signed with Minnesota before committing to the Cardinals.

Rivals lists Evans as a 5-star, the No. 2 center and No. 11 overall player while 247Sports has him as a 4-star recruit and the No. 38 overall player in the 2023 class.

Evans visited Louisville on Saturday before committing on Sunday.

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