Trentyn Flowers commits to Louisville, will reclassify to 2023

Trentyn Flowers, the No. 21 overall prospect in the class of 2024 according to 247 Sports, has committed to Louisville. Not only that, but Flowers also announced that he will be reclassified to the class of 2023, meaning he is eligible to play for the Cardinals in the upcoming 2023-24 season.

Flowers, a five-star small forward from Combine Academy in North Carolina, has been a prime target for this Louisville staff since arriving nearly a year ago. He chose U of L over North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas, and Creighton, among others.

“It was all about my relationship with the coaches, coach KP, coach Nolan and all the guys,” Flowers said of his commitment. “Their goals matched mine and I’m just super excited and happy to be Cardinal.”

Flowers is a highly skilled 6’8 striker with a huge ceiling. He is a three level scorer who can handle the ball effectively and create shots for his teammates. He should develop into the type of elite playmaker that U of L clearly lacked in Kenny Payne’s first season.

“I chose Louisville because I knew from the first time I got there that I wanted to be a card,” Flowers told On3. “I have a unique relationship with the coaching staff and they feel like my family. They have been very consistent in recruiting me and showing up to many of my games. The coaching staff is different from college basketball and has at the highest level coached and played. My goal is to turn pro. They have a plan for me that aligns with my goals and they believe in my abilities and that I will make an immediate impact once I arrive.

The off-season is less than two weeks old and Payne has already added a five-star member of the Class of 2023, a five-star member (formerly) of the Class of 2024, and one of the best available players in the transfer portal.

Not a bad start to a crucial off-season for both himself and the program. Not bad at all.

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