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Recruiting Big Board

Updated September 19, 2017 by StLouHoo

This will be built out and kept updated as new info becomes available, either adding names, taking them off, or updating our status (to include our roster situation as needed).

Note: I list HS recruits only if there's been a media report that UVA is involved (evaluating, offered, communicating). For transfers, however, since intel is often scarce, I list those that either (a) there's real speculation, (b) there was a HS recruiting relationship, or (c) they are an ACC level talent and meet an area of need.

Interest level is largely subjective based on publicly available knowledge, is intended to reflect a combination of (a) UVA's interest in the recruit, (b) the recruit's interest in UVA, and (c) the speed with which the recruitment is approaching the finish line (i.e., still wide open? finalists announced? commitment date set?). It is intended to help fans understand on which recruits to focus most:
  Hot - UVA is a legit finalist and a decision is imminent
  Warm - there's mutual love and we're in the lead pack (though not necessarily the leader)
  Moderate - there's mutual interest but it's still early enough not to get too invested
  Cool - there's a two-way relationship but nothing to indicate much movement anytime soon.

All star-ratings and rankings shown are taken from 247Sports' in-house when available.

Scholarship situation - 11 eligible for 2017-18 season: (Listed by projected graduation year)
2018 (3): G Johnson, G Hall, PF Wilkins
2019 (1): C Salt
2020 (3): G Jerome, G Guy, PF/C Diakite
2021 (3): G/F Hunter, G/F Anthony, PF/C Huff 

2022 (2): SF Kody Stattmann, PF Badocchi

Available 2018 scholarships: 4

Available 2019 scholarships: 1 + any unused for 2018

2018 High School Targets

Guards

With Offers

CG Luther Muhammed (4* #50) - 6'4" 185# - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - AAU: Sports U / Adidas - Elite combo guard, announced an official offer 8/2. Put UVA in his Final Five. Visited UVA 8/19-20. Has OVs scheduled to Ohio State, Xavier, and WVU. Intends to return to UVA on an OV soon. 

G Jared Butler (3* #123) - 6'2" 180# - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - AAU: MEBO Elite / Nike - Louisiana guard received UVA offer on 7/23. Also has Texas and Villanova offers. Has mentioned he wants to OV Charlottesville along with Alabama and Texas.

PG Will Richardson (4* #33) - 6'4"  170 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: E1T1 / Nike - UVA reached out after Pangos camp. Moving to Oak Hill Academy for his senior year. Very quiet recruitment all around. (6/22 247 Update)

Under Evaluation

None

Wings

Commitments

G/F Kody Stattmann (Unranked) - 6'5" 180# - Status: Committed - AAU: None - Australian wing, sharp shooter but possibly developmental. Best shooter at Adidas Nations. UVA received commitment on 8/28. Redshirt TBD.

 

With Offers

SF Kaden Archie (4* #118) - 6'6" 200# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: - Urban DFW / Adidas - Big spring has shot him into 4-star status. Lots of HM interest this summer. UVA offered 7/30. Made his Top 8 on 8/21. (8/21 TheSpun.com Update)

SF Noah Kirkwood (3* #183) - 6'7" 210# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Brookwood Elite / Adidas - Canadian, offers from Nova, ND, UVA, Texas, Vandy. Quiet of late. Good July performance after quiet U19 showing.

Under Evaluation

SF Keyontae Johnson (4* #110) - 6'5" 190# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Boo Williams / Nike - Had a good July live weekend at Peach Jam. Moving to Oak Hill Academy for his senior year.

SF Frankie Policelli (3* #131) - 6'7" 192# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: NY Jayhawks / Adidas - Versatile wing who may be perpetually under-rated.  Evaluated by UVA.  Has struggled so far in July against top competition. (2017-06-08 Syrause.Com)

G/F Maka Ellis (3* #205) - 6'4" 190# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Las Vegas Elite / unaffiliated - Sanchez reportedly watched him last weekend at LV24.

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With Offers

F Nate Laszewski (4* #93) - 6'9" 200# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: NE Playaz / Adidas - Listed as a small forward by some services, UVA likely evaluating as a post.  Wake Forest heavily involved and see him as successor to Dinos Mitoglou.  Strong performance in spring AAU.  Old name for UVA, but offered officially on 7/30. (2017-05-05 Blogger So Dear - WFU - report)

Under Evaluation

PF Mason Forbes (3*) - 

PF Tyrese Samuel (3* #119) - 6'8" 220# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: UPlay Canada / Nike - Showed well in Hampton. Canadian import. (2/12 Scout Update)

C Emmanuel Dowuona (3* #134) - 6'10" 220# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool -  AAU: Team Breakdown / Under Armor - Tony evaluating. Showing Miami, Purdue offers so far. Raw but high upside international project. In 8/22 BasketballGhana article, Purdue listed as leader with UVA also in pursuit.

 

2019 High School Targets

PG Bryce Wills (4* #23) - 6'3" 170lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: NY Rens / Nike - Same HS (Iona Prep) Ty Jerome, reports he talks with UVA a lot.

PG Casey Morsell (4*) - 6'2" 175lb - Status: Offered - Visited UVA 9/9/17

PG Mike Green (unrated) - Status: Evaluating- Visited UVA 9/9/17

PG Deuce Dean (Unrated) - 6'4" 170lb - Status Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Loaded NC / Adidas - Reported by Team Loaded's Twitter on 6/6 that UVA had been in contact.  UVA visited him week of 9/18.

G Quentin James

CG Malachi Poindexter (3* Unranked) - 6'2" 150# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool -  Louisa High School star can really fill it up and has a great attitude.  Has visited UVA unofficially and loves the Hoos.  Ambitious kid.

G/F Isaac Okoro

G/F Patrick Williams

SF Christian Brown (5* #15) - 6'6" 198lb - Status Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Game Elite / Adidas - High level wing out of SC. Offers from Blue Bloods make this one unlikely.

SF Aundre Hyatt (4* #45) - 6'7" 205lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Boo Williams / Nike - Sharpshooting wing, attracting top attention early. Preps at Miller School in Charlottesville.

SF Josiah James (4*) - 6'6" 195# - Status : Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: TMP / UnderArmour - Received an offer after the first July Live Period.  Teammate of Nesmith.  Mutual interest probably stronger with James than with Nesmith.  Look for James' stock to rise.  Could end up being a Top 25 kind of player.

SF Khalif Battle (4*) - 6'4" 170# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Final / Nike - Visited UVA in June.  Younger brother of Tyus Battle, who considered UVA in the 2016 cycle. Tony went in-home with him on 9/11. (2017-05-06 - Scout)

Seth Lundy - Virginia visited the Philly Pride forward week of 9/18. Same AAU program as Deandre Hunter.

Eric Dixon - 6'6" 250# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: WeR1 - Offered 8/3 per Twitter.

Jaiden DeLaire

PF Isaiah Stewart - 6'8" 210# - Virginia visited week of 9/18.

PF Aidan Igiehon (4* #47) - 6'10" 215# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia began recruiting the Irish transplant located in New England in August or September.

PF Oscar Tshiebwe - 6'9" 230# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Loaded VA / Adidas - Tony offered after a big July playing on the 17U Loaded VA Squad.

PF/C Armando Bacot (4* #59) - 6'9" 225lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Loaded VA / Adidas - Local Richmond kid, visited multiple times. Good relationship with Bennett. Getting Duke/Carolina interest. (5/26 Rivals Update)

PF DJ Burns (4* #62) - 6'9" 235lb - Status: Evaluating - SC big man, visited by UVA week of 9/18.

PF/C Isaac Johnson (4* #35) - 6'10" 200lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: - Mentioned at NBPA Top 100 camp that UVA has interest. (6/14 Twitter Update) 

PF/C Qudus Wahab (4* #106) - 6'11" 235lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Boo Williams / Nike, Team Loaded NC / Adidas - Local Ashburn kid (Virginia Academy), has visited for games.

PF/C Malcolm Wilson (3* Unranked) -  6'10" 205lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: SC Upward Stars / Adidas (16U) -
 (4/24 Rivals Update)

 

2020 High School Targets

PG Jeremy Roach - 6'2" 165lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate -  AAU: Team Takeover / Nike - Preps at Paul VI in Fairfax. (4/26 Rivals Update)(6/5 Rivals Update)

PG Dwon Odom - 6'3" 180lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Atlanta Celtics / Adidas - Projected Top 50 PG, says Duke is his dream school. (5/30 Rivals Update); (3/22 Rivals Update)

G/F Shemar Morrow - 6'4" 185 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: - Listed by Shemar on his Twitter on 7/9 as one of 13 schools he's looking at.

Henry Coleman - 6'6" - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Loaded / Adidas - Benedictine (Richmond) forward, shining on Loaded's 16U and 15U squads. Reported that UVA has reached out.

PF Isaiah Todd - 6'9" 190lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Loaded / Adidas (17U) and Team Thrill / Under Armour (16U) - Potential 5-star from Richmond (John Marshall HS), has visited for games at JPJ. (3/23 PrepHoops.com Update), (5/29 Scout Update), (6/2 Rivals Update)

Mark Williams - 6'11" 195lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - 757 big man offered by UVA on 7/24 per Twitter.

C Hunter Dickinson - 6'11" 220lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Takeover / Nike - Young post playing 2 years above his age with TTO's 17U. Preps at DeMatha. (Youth1.com Update)

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