Rakeem Buckles

On Monday Rakeem Buckles verbally committed to Coach Pitino and Louisville. He picked Louisville over Miami, Florida, Florida State and Cincinnati.

 Rakeem is one of the most athletic players in his class and has a tremendous upside. He has really improved his all around game over the last year relying less on athletic ability and more on skill set. He is a combo forward who is able to finish strong inside or step out and hit the mid-range jumper.

This is a great pick up for Louisville they get a long athletic kid who will continue to get better overall as a prospect before landing on campus. Rakeem will be a player to watch this spring and summer on the AAU circuit to see the progress in his game.