It’s no secret that Louisville has struggled with its 3-point shooting this season. The Cardinals are shooting a tick above 30 percent from beyond the arc this season, but Rick Pitino’s latest commit should help in that department when he arrives on campus this fall.
Ryan McMahon, a 6-foot-1 shooting guard from Cardinal Mooney Catholic High (Florida), gave his verbal commitment to Louisville on Friday, a day after receiving an offer, according to Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com.
“It’s all happened so fast,” McMahon told Scout.com.
“Louisville was great when I went up there. I just loved everything about it.”
McMahon had a relatively quiet recruitment for someone averaging around 30 points per game. He didn’t even have a rating from Rivals, and Scout had him as a two-star prospect. He was considered a four-star recruit, according to ESPN as Paul Biancardi discussed the addition with Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal later on Friday.
McMahon joins one of the best recruiting classes in the country. Pitino had secured three commitments prior to McMahon’s pledge, as combo guard Donovan Mitchell, power forward Raymond Spalding and small forward Deng Adel are all rated in the Rivals150 top 50.