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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.

 

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

Scholarship situation - 9 projected eligible for 2018-19 season, 9 projected eligible for 2019-20 season: (Listed by projected graduation year)
2019 (1): C Jack Salt
2020 (3): G Ty Jerome, G Kyle Guy, PF/C Mamadi Diakite
2021 (3): G/F Deandre Hunter, G/F Marco Anthony, F Braxton Key, PF/C Jay Huff 
2022 (2): PG Kihei Clark, PF Francesco Badocchi
2023 (3): SF Kody Stattmann (redshirt expected), G Casey Morsell, C Francisco Caffaro (redshirt expected)


Available 2018 scholarships: 1 

Available 2019 scholarships: 1

2018 High School Commitments

Guards

PG Kihei Clark (3* #370) - 5'8" 145 lb - Status: Committed - AAU: Oakland Soldiers / Nike - Breakdown PG decommitted from UC-Davis after big July. Received interest from UCLA, GT before jumping on a Tony Bennett offer on October 2nd.

Wings

G/F Kody Stattmann (3* #265) - 6'6" 170 lb - Status: Committed - AAU: None - Australian wing, sharp shooter but possibly developmental. Best shooter at Adidas Nations. UVA received commitment on 8/28. Redshirt TBD.

 

Posts

C Francisco Caffaro (3* #220) - 7'0" 215 lb - Status: Committed - AAU: None - Argentinian big man, prepping at the NBA Global Academy in Australia. Traditional center, no range to his game, but solid agility for his size. Will likely redshirt and replace Salt as the rotation's physical big man presence. Committed 5/1.

2018 Transfer Targets

F Braxton Key - 6'8" 220 lb - Status: Committed - Traditional transfer from Alabama. Nephew of Ralph Sampson, recruited heavily by Tony Bennett in 2015 for the scholarship that utimatey went to De'Andre Hunter. Modern face-up four, had great freshman season (12 ppg on 52% TS%, 5.7 rpg) before seeing injuries affect his sophomore production. Sit 1 to play 2, though applying for a hardship waiver to play immediately.

 

2019 High School Targets

Guards

Commitments

PG Casey Morsell (4* #83) - 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 

G Josiah James (5* #20) - 6'6" 195 lb- Status : Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: TMP / UnderArmour - Received an offer after the first July Live Period.  Has mentioned UVA and might visit.  Look for James' stock to rise. Big versatile guard in the Malcolm Brogdon mold.  Could end up being a Top 25 kind of player. UVA listed among leaders in this 1/29 ZagsBlog piece. Watched by staff weekend of 4/21. Virginia has his attention per 4/30 247Sports article.

G Maceo Austin (3* #240) - 6'4" 170 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cold - Pennyslvania based guard visited 11/20 for Monmouth game and earned an offer from coach Bennett. Also considering West Virginia and Pitt. Can play either guard spot. Watched by Virginia assistants weekend of 4/23.

G Jahmius Ramsey (4* #43) - 6'4" 180 lb- Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Texan guard, prepping at powerhouse IMG in Florida. Can play on or off ball. Offered by Virginia in December.

Under Evaluation

G Isaiah Wong (4* #92) - 6'2" 165 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Claimed UVA had interest in him during June interviews at the Pangos All American camp.

 

Wings

With Offers

SG Josh Green (4* #36) - 6'5" 190 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Tony Bennett evaluated in person in early November and immediately offered. Reported by 247sports.com in February that we're one of the schools recruiting him hardest. Watched by Tony Bennett weekend of 4/21.

G/F Drake London (4* #75) - 6'4" 200 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate -  California guard/wing was evaluated and offered by Tony Bennett on 9/25/17. Virginia is his first high-major offer. (10/11 Sabre interview). Has been listed in local newspaper as #6 forward in the LA area. Also offered by Virginia as a football player, look for him to rise in the rankings. Virginia (Sanchez) visited him week of 2/12. Virginia watched him twice (at least once by Bennett) weekend of 4/21. Big hurdle will be his desire to play two spports in college. Visited after NBPA Top 100 camp on 6/18/18.

SF Jae'Lyn Withers (4* #104) - 6'8" 180 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - The long, fast-rising wing picked up an offer from Virginia week of 3/26. Virginia has prioritized his recruitment this spring. Per Rivals and EndlessMotors articles, looking to take his recruiting into the Fall, get more offers this summer, so this doesn't feel like one to get excited about just yet. Watched by Virginia weekend of 4/21.

G/F Patrick Williams (4* #63) - 6'6" 170 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia was in contact with the big North Carolina guard last summer per July 2017 PrepHoops.com article. Heard the staff may have visited him again this Spring. Virginia watched him weekend of 4/21. Virginia offered in early May.

G/F Khalil Whitney (4* #45) - 6'6" 190 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia offered the NJ wing in mid-May. TBD if there's mutual interest.

Under Evaluation

F Jaiden Delaire (4* #132) - 6'8" 210 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: NE6 / Under Armour - Virginia in regular contact with the long wing, per 2/22 Rivals article.

F Seth Lundy (3* #178) - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia visited the Philly Pride forward week of 9/18. Same AAU program as Deandre Hunter. Virginia continuing to recruit this spring/summer, per Rivals. Virginia watched him during 4/21 live weekend.

SF Max Agbonkpolo (4* #69) - 6'8" 180 lb - Virginia listed as a school paying attention per 2/11 247sports.com article.

 

Posts

With Offers

PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (5* #28) - 6'9" 220 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - AAU: Mokan Elite - HS teammate of Francesco Badocchi, Virginia has offered and is staying in contact. No reason to get excited yet.

PF/C Armando Bacot (4* #32) - 6'10" 240 lb- Status: Offered - Interest: Cold - AAU: Team Loaded VA / Adidas - Local Richmond kid, visited multiple times. Good relationship with Bennett. Getting Duke/Carolina interest. (5/26 Rivals Update). Likely to go the Blue Blood route.

 

Under Evaluation

None 

 

2020 High School Targets

PG Posh Alexander - 5'10" 160 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - UVA listed as one school evaluating him in 5/2018 tweet.

PG Jeremy Roach - 6'2" 165lb - 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 Dwon Odom - 6'3" 180lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: Atlanta Celtics / Adidas - Projected Top 50 PG, says Duke is his dream school. (5/30/17 Rivals Update)(3/22/17 Rivals Update), (4/5/18 247 Update)

PG Ethan Morton - 6'4" 195 ln - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - Virginia offered the 4-star Pennsylvania underclassmen on April 11th, per Corey Evans tweet. Virginia watched weekend of 4/21.

PG Lynn Greer III - Status: Evaluating - Interest: CoolVisited by Virginia coaches week of 9/25/17.

PG Norance Berry - 6'3" 170 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia has reached out, per 1/9/18 PrepHoos tweet.

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.

SF Ziaire Williams - 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.

F 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.  Unofficial visit 10/21 for BC football game.  Keep an eye on Coleman - will be a fast riser. (10/21).

F 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. (3/23/17 PrepHoops.com Update)(5/29/17 Scout Update), (6/2/17 Rivals Update)

PF/C Mason Hooks - 6'9" 245 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia (Sanchez) watched him on a West Coast swing week of 2/16. AAU teammates with 2019 target Drake London. 

C Mark Williams - 6'11" 195lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - 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 - 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)