Rick Pitino and his Louisville Cardinals staff received their second commitment from a top sixty talent this fall with the decision of 6-2 point guard, Darius Perry, a top sixty talent, from Marrieta, GA Wheeler to become a member of the Cardinals.
He chose Louisville, over Georgia (visited both), and also considered Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia Tech Memphis Miami, Wake Forest, and Texas A&M.
“I chose Louisville because I like the way Coach Pitino directs and orchestrates his team just like a good point guard,” Perry said. “Plus, I really got a real family-oriented feeling when I visited.”
Perry was stellar on the spring and summer Adidas Gauntlet circuit for Game Elite averaging 11.6 points and 3.4 assists per game while shooting 45.2 percent from 3-point range. But, it is his ability to utilize his ability to make jump shots to set up dribble penetration and the kick to the open man or finish at the rim that makes him effective as a floor leader. He reads the defense and takes advantage of what they give him to set up teammates in the half court, and can flat out attack off the dribble in transition. He is a solid defender who uses his length and quickness to disrupt opponents offensively. He needs to continue to get stronger to become a dominant lead guard for Pitino’s squad.
He joins another top sixty talent in 6-11 post forward Malik Williams in the Louisville Class of 2017 so far this fall.