The three-star prospect will reclassify to 2020 and redshirt the 2020-21 season.
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The mystery of the final scholarship for the 2020-21 Louisville men’s basketball roster has been solved.
Gabe Wiznitzer, a three-star center from Hargrave Military Academy, has committed to U of L. Wiznitzer will reclassify to the 2020 class, join the Cardinals for the 2020-21 season, and redshirt said season.
“I chose Louisville and coach [Chris] Mack because he has an in-depth plan for me and my development,” Wiznitzer told 247 Sports. “I’ll be with their strength coach everyday and practicing against some of the best bigs in the country every day too. I just think going 2020 and redshirting will allow me to be the most ready I can be whenever I am able to play. Overall it’s just a great situation and I have a lot of trust in the coaching staff.”
The No. 132 prospect in America according to 247 Sports. Wiznitzer also had offers from LSU, Kansas State, Clemson, DePaul, Iowa, Ohio State, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Iona, among others.
Wiznitzer averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior at Hargrave last season. He joins Montrezl Harrell, Terry Rozier and Anton Gill as the fourth player to arrive at U of L by way of the prestigious academy in Virginia.
Here are some highlights of the newest Cardinal:
I don’t hate the “take a relatively unheralded prospect and turn him into a solid college basketball player three years from now” approach at all, especially at the present moment.
Welcome aboard, Gabe.