Gorgui Dieng, a standout at Huntington (W.V.) Prep, committed to Rick Pitino and Louisville Monday morning.
"They have good people there and I can can go there and play," Dieng told Scout.com. "I'll get better at basketball and I can get to the next level with coach P."
Over the course of his recruitment, Dieng, a 6-foot-10, 205-pound center, developed a strong bond with Pitino and assistant coach Walter McCarty. That played a big role in his decision.
"I have a good relationship with coach P and coach Walt," Dieng told Scout.com. "My relationship with coach Walt is good. He's helped me and he's pushed me. He knows a lot about basketball."
Dieng, who averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks during his senior season, said style of play was also a big factor.
"How they play," he responded when asked what stuck out about Louisville. "They play fast break basketball. Coach P doesn't always care about the offense he wants you to play defense and then you can do what you want on offense."