Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Louisville is no longer recruiting Chipola (FL) College shooting guard Sam Cassell Jr., sources confirmed to SNY.tv.
The news was first reported by Jody Demling.
The 6-foot-3 Cassell Jr. had been down to Louisville and UConn, but has yet to announce his plans.
Louisville had been looking at Cassell Jr. as a possible replacement for JaQuan Lyle, who recently decommitted.
UConn, meantime, is looking to add to a backcourt that will lose Shabazz Napier and possibly Ryan Boatright next year.
After committing to Maryland, Cassell Jr. was ruled ineligible last September due to courses he took at Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep. Maryland appealed the ruling but it was denied.
Cassell Jr. redshirted at Chipola last year and will have three years of D-1 eligibility beginning in 2014.
Meantime, sources told SNY.tv that UConn is no longer recruiting 6-9 Canadian big man Ray Kasongo, who initially committed to Oregon and then changed his mind. His status remains fluid.
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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