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ACC News and Notes: Ty-Laur Johnson Commits to Louisville, Favour Aire Joins Penn State, Curtis Givens Down to Seven Schools



PITTSBURGH – ACC News and Notes on Tuesday surround one transfer moving from Miami to Penn State and two high school players, Ty-Laur Johnson and Curtis Givens, making major waves in their recruitment.

Four-Star Point Guard Ty-Laur Johnson Commits to Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals have added Class of 2023 guard Ty-Laur Johnson to the program. Johnson announced his decision on Monday through On3 and Joe Tipton. He formerly committed to Memphis on Nov. 12 but never signed his Letter of Intent with the Tigers. Johnson is a 6-foot guard from the Bronx, New York, and also received offers from NC State, Ole Miss, Seton Hall, and others.

Former Miami Center Favour Aire Commits to Penn State

Former Miami center Favour Aire committed to Penn State on Monday. The 6-foot-11 big from Ekpoma, Nigeria, attended high school in Maryland and committed to Miami as a four-star prospect (No. 61 overall nationally). He only played in 37 total minutes for Jim Larrañaga, spanning 14 games. Aire scored nine total points, six against Louisville on Dec. 4, and grabbed four offensive and defensive rebounds during his lone season in South Florida. 

The Hurricanes reached the Final Four after winning the ACC regular-season title. Larrañaga’s squad received a boost when Nijel Pack announced his return to the program next year.

Class of 2024 Point Guard Curtis Givens Down to Seven Schools

Point guard Curtis Givens has narrowed his list of potential schools to seven. The 2024 four-star recruit will select LSU, Memphis, Texas, UConn, Indiana, Villanova, or Georgia Tech to enroll in his freshman year. Givens is the No. 70 overall prospect by On3 and the country’s 12th-best point guard. The 6-foot-3 guard hails from Montverde Academy. According to the recruiting site, he has not made any official visits.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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