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Top-20 junior Trentyn Flowers commits to Louisville, reclassifies

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Trentyn Flowers, a four-star small forward, has announced his commitment to Louisville. He will also reclassify from 2024 into the 2023 class, forgoing his senior year of high school and head to college a year early.

The 6-foot-8 junior out of Lincolnton (N.C.) Combine Academy chose the Cardinals over offers from North Carolina, Arkansas, Kansas, Creighton, Alabama, among others.

Flowers ranks as the No. 17 overall prospect in the 2024 On3 Industry Rankings — the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies (ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals, On3). He will be re-ranked now that he is a member of the 2023 class.

Trentyn Flowers is the fifth prospect to commit to Louisville in the 2023 class, joining four-star wing Kaleb Glenn (No. 65), four-star wing Curtis Williams Jr. (No. 86), four-star center Dennis Evans (No. 38), and Illinois transfer Skyy Clark.

Flowers on his commitment to Louisville

“I chose Louisville because I knew from the first time I visited there that I wanted to be a Card,” Flowers said to On3. “I have a unique bond with the coaching staff and they feel like my family. They were very consistent in recruiting me and showed up for a lot of my games. The coaching staff is unlike any in college basketball and have coached and played at the highest level. My goal is to be a pro. They have a plan for me that aligns with my goals and they believe in my abilities and that I will be an immediate impact the minute I arrive.”

Flowers breaks down his game

“I am highly athletic at my size,” he says. “I am a willing defender, a great rebounder, and a great shot blocker. Offensively, there isn’t anything I can’t do. I can pass, dribble and shoot at a very high level. I am highly competitive and I am a winner. Any program I come into, I will be a program changer.”

His message to Cards’ fans

“My message is clear. I’m excited to get there, wear Louisville proudly across my chest and restore the culture the city has been built on. I have appreciated all the love I have received from the fans. I want them to know they also played a part in my decision because they reminded me of how much love and support would be there waiting for me.”

Scouting Report

“Trentyn Flowers has a great frame with solid length and positional size,” On3’s Jamie Shaw writes. “In the 6-foot-8 range, Flowers is a fluid athlete with explosive pop that shows around the rim. Flowers has smooth mechanics on his jump shot, with a high and consistent release. In game, his balance can get a little off, which leads to some misses, but overall he is a threat from beyond the arc. Flowers will need to continue adding weight. He has shown a toughness on the boards and instincts in the passing lanes. His decision-making will need to tighten as he can get sped up at times, but that will come as he continues to get more game reps. Flowers has a unique skill set for a player his size; he has grown more than five inches since entering high school. Incredible upside with a player who is already producing.”