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Recruiting Big Board

Updated October 21, 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 Nigel Johnson, G Devon Hall, PF Isaiah Wilkins
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, PF/C Jay Huff 

2022 (3): PG Kihei Clark, SF Kody Stattmann, PF Francesco Badocchi

Available 2018 scholarships: 3

Available 2019 scholarships: 1 + any unused for 2018

2018 High School Targets

Guards

Commitments

PG Kihei Clark (3* #324) - 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.

 

With Offers

PG Will Richardson (4* #33) - 6'4"  170 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Frostbit - 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) Extreme longshot. Mutual interest doubtful as of 10/21.

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

None

Under Evaluation

None

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With Offers

PF J'Raan Brooks (4* #79) - 6'8" 215 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - AAU: Dream Vision / Adidas - Smooth PF in mold of Anthony Gill. Former USC commit. Reopened recruitment after scandal. Virginia one of schools in serious contention.

Under Evaluation

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. Will visit UVA on 10/21 per Twitter. (5/31 Rivals Profile).  Visiting today, 10/21, with Eric Dixon and two 2020 in-state prospects.  (10/21).

PG DJ Carton (4* #139) - 6'1" 180 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool -  UVA in discussions with the defensive minded IA point guard. He hopes to visit in the Spring. (10/17 Rivals interview)

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 Drake London (Unrated) - 6'5" 210lb - Status: OfferedInterest: Cool -  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)

G/F Isaac Okoro

G/F Patrick Williams

G/F Michael Christmas (3* Unranked) - 6'5" 180 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool  - 757 kid prepping at Huntington. UVA has yet to show serious interest, numerous A-10 offers but no ACC yet. Name to watch.

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.  Unofficial visit today, October 21, for the BC football game.  (10/21).

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 Tyrese Samuel - 6'8" 220# - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: UPlay Canada / Nike - Canadian prepping in Maryland, recently reclassed from 2018 to 2019. Picked up a Baylor article in September.

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/C Nobal Days (4* #55) - 6'9" 195lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Visited by UVA assistants week of 10/9.

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)

PF/C Mahamadou Diawara (Unrated) - 6'9" 220lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Visited by Virgina week of 10/9 

 

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)

PG Lynn Greer III - Visited by Virginia coaches week of 9/25/17.

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

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.  Unofficial visit 10/21 for BC football game.  (10/21).

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)