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Recruiting Big Board

Updated June 20, 2018 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). Pair this with our Spring/Summer 2018 Recruiting Calendar to fully track the who, what, when, and where of Virginia's basketball recruiting.

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.
  Cold - Unlikely recruitment is continuing following commitment of a similar player.

 

Scholarship situation - 9 projected eligible for 2018-19 season, 9 projected eligible for 2019-20 season: (Listed by projected graduation year, no redshirts assumed)
2019 (1): C Jack Salt
2020 (3): G Ty Jerome, G Kyle Guy, PF/C Mamadi Diakite
2021 (4): G/F Deandre Hunter, G/F Marco Anthony, F Braxton Key, PF/C Jay Huff 
2022 (4): PG Kihei Clark, SF Kody Stattmann, PF Francesco Badocchi, C Francisco Caffaro
2023 (2): G Casey Morsell, F/C Kadin Shedrick

Available 2019 scholarships: 0

Available 2020 scholarships: 3 

 

2019 High School Targets

Guards

Commitments

G Casey Morsell (Rivals: #64, 247: #66) - 6'2" 175 lb - Status: Committed -  Visited UVA 9/9/17 and visited for NC State game this year. Top priority lead guard target, plays for elite St Johns HS in DC's WCAC and Team Takeover AAU squad. Very well rounded game, no true weaknesses. Committed 4/4/18.

With Offers 

None

Under Evaluation

None

 

Wings

With Offers

None

Under Evaluation

None

 

Posts

Commitments

PF Kadin Shedrick (Rivals: Unranked, 247: #52) - 6'10" 200 lb - Status: Committed - Offer was reported by HoozGotNext on August 10th. Went into full blow-up mode after July period. (PrepHoops 8/7) (247 8/1) Shedrick is a hard-working pick-and-pop 4, and with continued development of his handle could take on a Jonathan Isaac kind of wing-4 role. Visited UVA weekend of 8/18, committed on 8/20.

With Offers

F/C Oscar Tshiebwe (Rivals: #, 247: #19) - 6'9" 230 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cold - AAU: ITPS - A former hot-and-heavy target from VA, Virginia's recruitment cooled as WVU seemed to quietly lock him up and UVA took a commitment from Francisco Caffaro. After a big summer that brought heavyweight attention (included Kansas), WVU's hold on him isn't as firm as once looked. He recently included UVA in his Top 8. The Kedrick commitment probably puts a nail in this one.

Under Evaluation

None 

 

2020 High School Targets

Guards

With Offers 

PG Reece Beekman (Rivals: #118, 247: #81) - 6'0" 150 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool -  Virginia offered the Baton Rouge, LA point guard after the July live periods, with Tony Bennett having seen him multiple times. Scheduled to visit UVA 9/22.

PG Jeremy Roach (Rivals: #16, 247: #10) - 6'2" 165 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool -  AAU: Team Takeover / Nike - Preps at Paul VI in Fairfax. (4/26/17 Rivals Update)(6/5/17 Rivals Update) (3/30/18 Rivals Update)

PG Ethan Morton (Rivals: #47, 247: #71) - 6'4" 195 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia offered the 4-star Pennsylvania underclassmen on April 11th, per Corey Evans tweet. Virginia watched weekend of 4/21. Attention cooled over the summer.

G Symir Torrence (Rivals: #63, 247: #93) - 6'3" 180 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia jumped in with an offer for the Vermont standout after the Peach Jam, along with other high-majors like Cinci, Vandy, and Providence. Some rumors he may reclass to 2019.

G Zeb Jackson (Rivals: #88, 247: #96) - 6'3" 165 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Unofficially visited in June and picked up an offer. Hope Virginia can make quick inroads with the Ohio star. (6/29 247 Update)

Under Evaluation

PG Noah Farrakhan (Rivals: #36, 247: #63) - 6'1" 160 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Florida / Nike- Visted Virginia unofficially in the spring. Watched by UVA during Peach Jam.

PG Ace Baldwin (Rivals: #85, 247: #125) - 6'0" 170 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - The Baltimore floor general visited Charlottesville on June 30th.

SG Darius Maddox (Rivals: Unranked, 247: #49) - 6'4" 180 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - DC product is teammate of 2019 commit Casey Morsell at St Johns.  Unofficially visited UVA weekend of 8/18.

SG Johnny Davis (Rivals: Unranked, 247: Unranked) - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Wisconsin Playground Warriors / Under Armour - Virginia has been watching the Wisconsin 2-guard, and even picked up a 247 Crystal Ball for him despite the apparent lack of an offer. Unranked at the moment, expect that to change as other big programs jump in.

SG Jonathan Jackson (Rivals: Unranked, 247: Unranked) - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - The younger brother of former UNC star (and one-time serious UVA target) Justin Jackson, Jonathan visited UVA for their underclassman visit day in June. Not a lot of national attention yet despite his bloodlines.

G Cam Hayes (Rivals: Unranked, 247: Unranked) - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia watched the combo guard in the first July live period. Just due diligence at this point. Virginia went in-school weekend of 9/8.

PG Marcus Dockery (Rivals: Unrated, 247: Unranked) - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - DC point guard followed through on plans to unofficially visit UVA in August and hit the Grounds the week of 8/6. Has Rhode Island offer, Maryland interest, but otherwise an under-the-radar recruit. May be a member of either the 2020 or 2021 class.

 

Wings

With Offers 

G/F Keon Johnson (Rivals: #40, 247: #28) - 6'5" 180 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - Big guard would fit that Devon/Malcolm mode of player who can play 1-3 and handle a scoring load. Very versatile. Picked up a UVA offer after the first July live period. 247 reports UVA and Ole Miss are the current leaders, though of course its still early for 2020s. Per 247, will visit UVA weekend of 11/2 (Pitt football game) after a slew of fall trips.

SF Ziaire Williams (Rivals: #31, 247: #33) - 6'7" 175 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia offered the California wing after the April live periods. Visited after the NBPA Top 100 camp in June 2018.

SF Johnny Juzang (Rivals: #25, 247: #35) - 6'6" 200 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia continues to keep tabs on the high ranked California wing, hoping the relationships built in SoCal can turn into an official visit. Offered him on 8/2.

Under Evaluation

G/F Cade Cunningham (Rivals: #15, 247: #15) - 6'7" 215 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - From Dallas, but preps in Florida. Parents toured Grounds with Tony Bennett during NBPA Top 100 camp. Virginia spent a lot of time in the July period evaluating the elite versatile wing, including Tony himself, according to Rivals. Listed UVA as one of his five primary recruiting interests in August, though no plans to tackle recruiting full force in the near term.

SF Corey Walker (Rivals: #38, 247: #33) - 6'7" 205 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Walker, who's from Florida, visited UVA in June, per 7/25 Rivals article.

SF Dudley Blackwell (Rivals: #98, 247: #81) - 6'5" 185 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia watched the Florida wing a couple of times in the first July live period, could be one to keep an eye on moving forward.

 

Posts

With Offers 

F Henry Coleman (Rivals: #73, 247: #120) - 6'7" - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Moderate - AAU: Team Loaded / Adidas - Trinity (Richmond) forward, a modern 4 but could also play 3, shining on Loaded's 16U and 17U squads. Unofficial visit 10/21/17 for BC football game. Earned his offer on 8/1, UVA considered in a strong position due to long-standing relationship. Hoping to visit during football season. (8/3 247 interview

F Isaiah Todd (Rivals: #8, 247: #14) - 6'9" 190lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Loaded / Adidas (17U) and Team Thrill / Under Armour (16U) - Potential 5-star from Richmond, though may prep elsewhere next year, has visited for games at JPJ. (3/23/17 PrepHoops.com Update)(5/29/17 Scout Update), (6/2/17 Rivals Update)

PF Isaiah Cottrell (Rivals: #57, 247: #57) - 6'8" 200 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia watched the bouncy power forward extensively in the summer live periods, and came through with an offer in early July, per 247.

C Mark Williams (Rivals: #49, 247: #32) - 6'11" 195 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool -  AAU: Team Loaded / Adidas - 757 big man offered by UVA on 7/24 per Twitter.  Unofficial visit 10/21 for BC football game. Visited again 11/20 for Monmouth and tried to 1/6 for UNC game before having to cancel for weather. 

C Hunter Dickinson (Rivals: #17, 247: #25) - 6'11" 220 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Team Takeover / Nike - Young post playing above his age with TTO's 17U and impressing. Preps at DeMatha. (Youth1.com Update)

C Walker Kessler (Rivals: #19, 247: #19) - 7'0" 220 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: - Virginia's trying to beat the crowd on this stud big man out of Georgia, who's a potential five-star for his combination of size, athleticism, and touch.

Under Evaluation

None