Louisville Basketball Recruiting Board/Projected Rosters

Louisville was the big winner in the sweepstakes for one of the nation’s top graduate transfers in Damion Lee. The 6-6 Lee was a phenom for Drexel last season, rarely coming off the floor in averaging 38.1 minutes per game for the Dragons. He averaged 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists an outing — numbers that should give Louisville fans confidence that he can come in and immediately make his presence felt in the Cardinals’ backcourt.

Trey Lewis, another graduate transfer who is coming to Louisville from Cleveland State, is another player that can help the Cardinals remain competitive in ACC despite significant attrition. Lewis led Cleveland State in scoring this past season with an average of 16.3 points per game, while setting a Vikings school record with 96 made 3-pointers.

Although Pitino will only have the services of Lewis and Lee for a single season, they will unquestionably ease the transition along the perimeter without proven veterans like Wayne Blackshear and Terry Rozier. With Lee and Lewis eligible to play at Louisville for one season, their open scholarships will provide at least two opportunities for Pitino and the Louisville coaches to add talent in the 2016 class. With over a dozen uncommitted offered 2016 prospects — most 4 and 5-star prospects — Louisville appears in great shape for another top national class.[hr]