Chris Mack has been hard at work since being officially named as the new head coach of the Cardinals men’s basketball program on Wednesday. As a matter of fact, even before his introductory news conference, Mack offered various high-level recruits to join the Cardinals, including 5-star forward Keion Brooks Jr.
With Anas Mahmoud and Quentin Snider having played their last games for Louisville, though, Mack is looking to the transfer ranks to bring in a player that can contribute right away. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the Cardinals are one of several teams interested in Albany grad transfer Joe Cremo.
Cremo averaged 17.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game for the Great Danes in the 2017-18 season, making him the team’s leading scorer. He was named to the NABC’s All-District 1 Second Team and the All-America East first team. He was also named the America East Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year following his freshman season in 2015-16.
Since Cremo will graduate from Albany in the spring, he will be free to play immediately for whichever program he chooses for the 2018-19 season. If Louisville ends up as his destination, it will give Mack a high-scoring weapon in his first season in charge.