Louisville pulled in an experienced guard commitment on Saturday as Richmond graduate transfer Khwan Fore pledged to the Cardinals.
The 6-foot-0 Fore was a double-figure scorer for the Spiders the past two seasons as he averaged 11.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game during 2017-18.
With Louisville in desperate need of scholarship players, and experienced players, Fore is a quality pickup who should be able to provide some steady minutes in the Louisville backcourt. Fore was originally committed to Tennessee last month, but he opted to open up his recruitment, allowing Louisville to make a late move for him.
Although the Cardinals return sophomore guard Darius Perry, Fore’s commitment gives them much more depth and stability in the backcourt while also allowing for the possibility of some potential two-guard lineups.
Tennessee is adding a veteran presence to its baccourt.
Khwan Fore, a 6-foot graduate transfer from Richmond, is committed to playing his final collegiate season with the Volunteers, he announced Monday.
A Huntsville, Ala. native, Fore spent four years with the Spiders. He made his debut in 2014, but a foot injury early in his freshman campaign sidelined him with a medical redshirt season. He spent the last two years as a starter for Richmond, averaging 11 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 48 percent from the floor and 27.5 percent from 3-point range.
“I feel like it’s a very common practice in college basketball, with the rule,” Richmond coach Chris Mooney told the Richmond Times-Dispatch when Fore announced his intention to graduate transfer. “I only say I’m surprised because of how much I’ve enjoyed having Khwan and how I feel about him personally.”
Tennessee made the NCAA tournament in Rick Barnes’ second season in Knoxville, going 26-9 overall.
As expected before the season began Richmond has relied on starters ShawnDre’ Jones and Kendall Anthony to carry most of the load on the perimeter, with Jones dishing out four assists per game and Anthony being the team’s leading scorer. But on occasion those two need some time to recuperate, and earlier this week head coach Chris Mooney saw one of those supplementary options suffer an injury that will keep him off the floor for the time being.
Freshman Khwan Fore, who is averaging just 7.5 minutes per game, suffered a broken bone in his left foot according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Fore, who played ten minutes in the Spiders’ 80-56 win over High Point on November 22, missed the team’s loss at NC State Wednesday night and how many games he’ll miss has yet to be determined.
Per the report, Fore’s injury will require surgery.
Sophomore Josh Jones, who’s averaging 2.5 points in just over ten minutes of action per game, is one player who could absorb some of the minutes left available in the aftermath of Fore’s injury.