The University of Louisville men’s basketball program and head coach Pat Kelsey announced Thursday the signing of transfer Kasean Pryor to the 2024-25 roster.

The 6-10 forward (first name pronounced KAY-sin, rhymes with Jason) will join the Cardinals after spending the 2023-24 season at South Florida. He previously made stops at Northwest Florida State and Boise State. Pryor will have one year of eligibility remaining.

“Kasean is one of the most skilled big men in the country,” said Kelsey. “His ability to stretch defenses with his shooting and passing abilities makes him a nightmare matchup for the opposition. He plays with a passion and swagger that galvanizes the team. A fierce competitor, who rebounds at a high level, his on-court intensity is contagious.”

In 2023-24, Pryor appeared in 32 games for the Bulls, starting in 21 of those contests. He averaged 26.3 minutes per game, scoring 13.0 points and adding 7.9 boards. He shot 44.7% from the floor with a 81.5% clip at the charity stripe.

The Chicago native logged 12 double-doubles with 18 games of double figure scoring, including five of 20-plus points.

Pryor was the only player since the start of the 2010-11 season to record a game with 25 or more points, have five steals, five blocks, shoot above 90 percent from the free-throw line, and have one or fewer turnovers, logging that stat line against Rice on January 12.

He was the first DI player to record at least 95 points, 30 rebounds, 8 steals & 90.0 free-throw percentage (min. 40 attempts) in a four-game span since Texas’ Kevin Durant in March 2007.

In 2022-23, he started in all 35 games at Northwest Florida State. He ranked second on the team in scoring at 14.8 points per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Pryor added a 35.2% clip from beyond the arc and nearly an 80% mark at the free throw line.

Pryor spent the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons out west at Boise State. He appeared in 13 games total for the Broncos, averaging 1.2 points his freshman year then 2.3 points his sophomore year.

Pryor was a two-year letterwinner at Ann Arbor (Mich.) Pioneer High School. He was Honorable Mention All-State, First-Team All-Southeastern Conference Red and selected to the Ann Arbor Area Dream Team as a senior after averaging 15 points and nine boards per game.

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