With only eight scholarship players on its roster eligible to play in the 2018-19 season, the Louisville Cardinals basketball program is in need of bodies as it prepares for Chris Mack’s first year in charge.
But the Cardinals need more than just bodies — they need to add quality players worthy of being placed on scholarship. The addition of Richmond graduate transfer Khwan Fore on Saturday might be a best-of-both-worlds situation.
Fore announced he’d be transferring to Louisville after originally committing to play for Rick Barnes and the Tennessee Volunteers, according to a report from the Louisville Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer. The 6-foot point guard should provide immediate depth in the Cardinals back court and potentially can provide some scoring pop if his career at Richmond is any indicator.
In two seasons as a starter, Fore averaged 11.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. However, he’ll serve as more of a slashing point guard after shooting just 31.9 percent from behind the 3-point line in his career.
Louisville appears to have some momentum on the recruiting trail after a rough start to the Mack era saw the Cardinals miss on several graduate transfers. In addition to adding Fore, Louisville added a commitment from 2019 4-star Josh Nickelberry last week.