You knew once Kenny Payne took over as Louisville's head coach, the Cardinals would have success in the portal - and their first big piece popped on Sunday, as former Tennessee center Brandon Huntley-Hatfield committed to the Cardinals.
The news was first reported by On3's Joe Tipton.
Huntley-Hatfield played limited minutes on the Vols 2022 SEC Tournament championship team, but has plenty of potential, as a bruising 6'10 forward and former Top 30 recruit. Considering he reclassified he is still young and Payne - a renowned big man coach - could be the man to tap into that potential.
He is a key piece for Payne's completely rebuilt roster, as Louisville will look to continue to add talent via the portal this month.
For Aaron Torres' full list of the "Best Players in the Transfer Portal" - click here