Louisville, signee Frankie Hughes agree to part ways

Louisville, signee Frankie Hughes agree to part ways


Louisville, signee Frankie Hughes agree to part ways


Louisville basketball and 2016 signee Frankie Hughes have agreed to part ways, Rick Pitino confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Hughes, a 6-foot-3 shooter from the Cleveland area, signed with Louisville in November, but the school agreed to let him out of his letter of intent and pursue other opportunities.

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels first reported the news Tuesday.

An All-State player in Ohio, Hughes had scholarship offers from St. Joseph’s, VCU and Wisconsin before picking the Cards, who entered the picture last fall as they looked for help in the backcourt.

With Hughes back on the market, Louisville now has one scholarship to give for the 2016 class. The Cards signed five-star wing VJ King and have a verbal pledge from graduate transfer Tony Hicks, a guard who would play a similar position to Hughes.

Pitino has suggested in the past that he would like to pursue more graduate transfers after the 2015-16 season’s success with Damion Lee and Trey Lewis.

Hicks, a 6-2 guard from Chicago, was a star at Pennsylvania before meeting with new Quakers coach Steve Donahue and agreeing to sit out the 2015-16 campaign.

Read more at the Courier-Journal.


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