By Kent Taylor
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The University of Louisville basketball program picked up a verbal commitment from Ballard High School sophomore Quentin Snider on Thursday.
Snider, a 6'0" point guard, averaged 12.7 points a game as a freshman for the Bruins. He told WAVE 3 Sports that he has been a Cards fan since he was 7. "I've been wanting to go to U of L since I was a little kid, and I want to be around my friends and family," Snider said on Thursday night.
He spent the summer traveling all over the country with his A.A.U. team the Louisville Magic. They won tournaments in Indianapolis and Louisville. That Magic team was coached by former Card Ellis Myles. Myles was the starting center on Rick Pitino's 2005 Final Four squad. Snider says Coach Pitino was a big reason for the early commit, and the new KFC YUM! Center didn't hurt. "I love the coaching staff, I love the YUM Center, how it looks and everything," he said.
With three more years of high school basketball, Snider will not be able to officially sign a national letter of intent until November of 2013, but he's still happy to have the decision over with, saying, "It's very relieving, I can just have fun and play my game."