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Recruiting Big Board

Updated February 21, 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).

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 - 10 eligible for 18-19 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, 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

None

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

Posts

With Offers

None

Under Evaluation

None

 

2019 High School Targets

Guards

With Offers 

PG Casey Morsell (4* #94) - 6'2" 175lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Warm -  Visited UVA 9/9/17. High priority lead guard target, plays for elite St Johns HS in DC's WCAC. Working on a visit for a game. (10/30 WaPo feature)

PG Justin Moore (4* #97) - 6'2" 175 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Received his offer on New Years Eve. Plays for powerhouse DeMatha in the WCAC; team Takeover teammate of Casey Morsell. Notre Dame looks to be in good shape; Virginia not mentioned in lead pack in 2/12 247sports.com interview.

G Maceo Austin (4* #149) - 6'4" 170 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - 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.

G Jahmius Ramsey (4* #96) - 6'4" 180# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Texan guard, prepping at powerhouse IMG in Florida. Can play on or off ball. Offered by Virginia in December.

G Josiah James (4* #73) - 6'6" 195# - Status : Offered - Interest: Moderate - 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.

 Under Evaluation

PG Mike Green (unrated) - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Visited UVA 9/9/17, and again in December for a game. Multiple ACC and SEC teams looking at him.

PG Deuce Dean (3* #164) - 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).  Visited 10/21.

PG Kira Lewis (4* #83) - 6'3" 160 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - UVA went to watch the Alabama guard in early December. Mentioned in ZagsBlog feature that UVA was among schools working hardest.

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)

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.

PG Kyle Sturdivant (3* #158) - 6'2" 170 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Norcross, GA guard with multiple ACC and SEC offers was watched by UVA in early December.

G Tyler Bertram (Unrated) - 6'4" 160 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Vermont 2-guard receiving interest from Virginia, per February ZagsBlog article.

G Dexter Akanno (Unrated) - 6'4" 190 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia watched the California guard on a West Coast swing week of 2/12, per his AAU's Twitter. AAU teammate of offered guard Drake London.

   

Wings

With Offers

G/F Isaac Okoro (5* #11) - 6'5" 201 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia offered in August but doesn't seem to be any traction.

SG Josh Green (4* #26) - 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.

G/F Drake London (Unrated) - 6'5" 210lb - Status: Offered - Interest: 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). 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.

Under Evaluation

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)

F Seth Lundy - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia visited the Philly Pride forward week of 9/18. Same AAU program as Deandre Hunter.

F Quinn Slazinski (3* #209) - 6'8" 200 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Highly effective combo forward at elite basketball academy Huntington Prep.

SF Greg Gantt (4* #65) - 6'8" 200 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia went to watch the long forward on 2/9.

SF Max Agbonkpolo (3* #142) - 6'8" 180 lb - Virginia listed as a school paying attention per 2/11 247sports.com article.

SF Tre Mitchell (Unranked) - 6'8" 180 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Friends and teammates with Maceo Austin.

SF Ismael Massoud (4* #75) - 6'8" 190 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - NYC wing evaluated by staff. Still in early stages.

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. Not listing UVA among current leaders per 1/26 Zagsblog article.

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

SF Jaelyn Withers (Unranked) - 6'8" 180 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - South Carolina wing with a few mid-tier ACC offers, in early stages of Virginia evaluation.

    

Posts

With Offers

PF Isaiah Stewart (5* #20) - 6'8" 210# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia visited week of 9/18. Virginia visited in December. Lots of Blue Blood interest.

PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (5* #17) - 6'9" 220 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - HS teammate of Francesco Badocchi, Virginia has offered and is staying in contact. No reason to get excited yet.

PF Eric Dixon (4* #95) - 6'6" 250# - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - AAU: WeR1 - Offered 8/3 per Twitter.  Unofficial visit October 21 for the BC football game. Visited for UNC game 1/6.

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). Probably will end up at Duke for his one semester.

PF Aidan Igiehon (4* #47) - 6'10" 215# - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - Virginia began recruiting the Irish transplant located in New England in late summer and offered in September. Currently working on a visit this season. (1/22 ElevateHoops article)

PF Oscar Tshiebwe (4* #117) - 6'9" 230# - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - AAU: Team Loaded VA / Adidas - Tony offered after a big July playing on the 17U Loaded VA Squad. Visited 11/20 for the Monmouth game.

PF DJ Burns (4* #59) - 6'9" 235lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Moderate - SC big man, visited by UVA week of 9/18. Offered beginning of November.

PF DJ Thorpe (Unranked) - 6'7" 200# - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia visited in December and offered. Interest appears to be mutual.

Under Evaluation

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. Had big showing in February at Basketball Without Borders.

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

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 Tariq Balogun (Unranked) - 6'9" - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Miller School product watched by Virginia late January. Raw international propsect (UK) with upside. Part of Boo Williams AAU program.

PF/C Mahamadou Diawara (Unrated) - 6'9" 220lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Visited by Virgina week of 10/9. Virginia continuing to moniter closely, per sources. Prepping at Massanutten Military Academy.

 

2020 High School Targets

PG Jeremy Roach - 6'2" 165lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool -  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 - 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 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.

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 PrepHoops.com Update)(5/29 Scout Update), (6/2 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)