Five-star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney announced Monday night that he is no longer committed to the University of Louisville.
The Orlando, Fla., prospect had only been committed to the Cardinals for 11 days.
“I made a quick and emotional decision based on some of the wrong reasons,” Blakeney told ESPN. “I really loved my visit and everything about Louisville and I am still strongly considering them.”
Louisville Coach Rick Pitino was scheduled to have an in-home visit with Blakeney on Wednesday. That trip is now unlikely to happen, despite Blakeney’s statement that he is still considering the Cards.
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Blakeney was also looking at Kentucky, Louisiana State, Florida State, Missouri, Oregon and Southern Cal before picking Louisville and had scholarship offers from all of those schools. He did not release an updated list Monday night.
247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer had an interesting take on the decommitment Monday night.
“I don’t play up shoe company angle in basketball recruiting but decommitment of Antonio Blakeney from Louisville is shoe company related,” Meyer tweeted.
Louisville is an Adidas school. Blakeney played his summer basketball on the Nike circuit. The other six programs on Blakeney’s most recent list are Nike schools, including UK.
Pitino still has an impressive recruiting class of 2015, with commitments from three players ranked in the top 50 by Scout.com: Small forward Deng Adel (No. 18), shooting guard Donovan Mitchell (No. 21) and power forward Ray Spalding (No. 40).
Blakeney — a 6-foot-4 prospect — is the No. 22 recruit in the class.