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Four-star guard Josh Nickelberry commits to Louisville

Louisville Introduces Chris Mack as Men's Basketball Coach

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 28: Chris Mack speaks after being introduced as new men’s basketball coach of the Louisville Cardinals during a press conference at KFC YUM! Center on March 28, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Chris Mack has secured his first Louisville 2019 commitment.

Josh Nickelberry, a four-star prospect from North Carolina, pledged to Mack and the Cardinals on Thursday evening.

The 6-foot-4 guard picked Louisville over offers North Carolina, NC State, Georgetown and a host of others as a top-60 commit. Mack previously offered him while still at Xavier, and continued to recruit him after his move to take over the Cardinals from the fired Rick Pitino, who was also recruiting Nickelberry.

The commitment is significant as its the first high school commit for Mack, and from a position of need as Louisville is thin at guard on its roster both for this upcoming season and those that lay beyond.

Nickelberry pledges to Louisville after visiting campus last month. The Cardinals now have four remaining scholarships remaining in what will be Mack’s first full recruiting class at Louisville. Pulling a highly-rated guard out of North Carolina is a strong sign that Mack is on the right path on the recruiting trail at his new home.