Transfers Chris Youngblood and Nick Boyd are scheduled to make visits to Louisville.

Louisville, Ky. – This weekend, Dante Maddox Jr. won’t be the sole transfer visiting the Louisville men’s basketball program.

According to Rivals’ Ty Spalding, former South Florida guard Chris Youngblood and former Florida Atlantic guard Nick Boyd are both set to visit the Cardinals this weekend. Earlier in the week, it was reported that Maddox, a Second-Team All-MAC selection from Toledo, would also be visiting campus.

Youngblood, a 6-foot-4, 218-pound shooting guard, showcased his talent as one of the top mid-major players in college basketball this past season. He played in all 33 of USF’s games with 32 starts, averaging a team-leading 15.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. His shooting percentages were impressive, hitting 45.8 percent from the field and a remarkable 41.6 percent from beyond the arc. Youngblood’s performance contributed significantly to South Florida’s historic 25-8 season, which included winning the AAC regular-season championship.

Originally from Tuscaloosa, Ala., Youngblood spent his first three collegiate years at Kennesaw State before transferring to USF. He consistently scored in double digits during his time with the Owls, totaling 1,227 points, 398 rebounds, 137 assists, and 201 made three-pointers in 89 games.

Boyd, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound point guard, played a crucial role in Florida Atlantic’s success over the past two seasons. This past year, he averaged 9.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists over 27 games and 14 starts. During the 2022-23 season, Boyd was instrumental in FAU’s remarkable 35-4 season and Final Four run, averaging 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.

Originally from Garnersville, N.Y., Boyd contributed as a true freshman for Florida Atlantic before redshirting the 2021-22 season. In his time with the Owls, he amassed 708 points, 280 rebounds, 182 assists, and 126 made three-pointers in 88 games.

Following a disappointing 2023-24 season that led to the firing of second-year head coach Kenny Payne, Louisville’s roster has undergone significant changes. All 12 scholarship players have entered the transfer portal, leaving only walk-on guard Hercy Miller set to return. However, new head coach Pat Kelsey has wasted no time in navigating the portal, securing commitments from transfers Reyne Smith and James Scott from Charleston, as well as Terrence Edwards Jr., the 2024 Sun Belt Player of the Year from James Madison.

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