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Cardinals land in South Florida and transfer Kasean Pryor

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The transfer portal continues to roll, with scores of college basketball players finding new homes every day this offseason. One of today’s latest updates comes from Louisville, where former South Florida prospect Kasean Pryor announced his commitment to the Cardinals for next season.

Pryor, a 6-foot-1 forward originally from Chicago, played high school ball at Missouri and Michigan before beginning his collegiate career at Boise State in 2020. He barely saw the field with the Broncos, scoring just 24 points in his first two seasons with very limited action. Pryor then spent the next season at Northwest Florida State College.

After receiving significant playing time, Pryor moved to D1 basketball last offseason, joining new head coach Amir Abdur-Rahim in South Florida. Every aspect of Pryor’s game took a step forward during that time at the junior college level and he turned into quite a weapon for the Bulls this season.

In a surprising year for South Florida, Pryor was one of the biggest contributors, averaging 13.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, all with decent shooting numbers all over the court. He was the third leading scorer and leading rebounder for a Bulls team that surprised many by winning the AAC regular season title.

Pryor was more of a role player early in the season, but would develop into that force especially during league play. He became a starter in December and played well in an upset win over Florida State in his first start. He would have several standout performances during AAC play, most notably scoring 29 against Rice, followed by a slew of double-doubles.

Thanks to a very solid performance, Pryor was rated not only as a talented scorer and rebounder, but also as one of the best defensive players in that league. He was instrumental in South Florida’s great recovery and it’s no surprise that he’s testing the Transfer Portal waters again.

After some consideration, Louisville became the next step in his career for him. He joins the lineup of new head coach Pat Kelsey, who has built a number of talented rosters in Charleston in recent years. Pryor is the latest addition to a roster that includes Wisconsin’s Chucky Hepburn, Terrence Edwards Jr. from James Madison and a few other prospects have been added.

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Things haven’t gone well in Louisville in recent years, though Pryor hopes to be another part of that turnaround. Little was expected of him and the Bulls last season, and he and his new teammates have a chance to repeat that feat in 2025.