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Recruiting Big Board

Updated April 19, 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.

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, PF/C Jay Huff 
2022 (2): PG Kihei Clark, PF Francesco Badocchi
2023 (2): SF Kody Stattmann (redshirt expected), G Casey Morsell


Available 2018 scholarships: 3 

Available 2019 scholarships: Any unused from 2018 (currently 3)

2018 High School Targets

Guards

Commitments

PG Kihei Clark (3* #324 [composite]) - 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

Commitments

G/F Kody Stattmann (3* #152) - 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.

Under Evaluation

F Robert Braswell (Unrated) - 6'8" 190 lb - Virginia expected to be in to watch the raw wing prospect on April 16th, per Carey Rich tweet. Military brat with limited organized basketball experience, low usage on 17U EYBL squad last year. Fantastic raw athlete, demonstrated feel for the game, but possibly developmental. Could be groomed as Hunter's replacement.

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2018 Transfer Targets

Guards

G Keyshawn Woods - 6'3" 182 lb - Interest: Warm - Graduate Transfer combo guard, started at Charlotte (where current UVA assistant Orlando Vandross was one of his coaches) before spending three years (one redshirted) at Wake Forest. Started 22 games as a sophomore but only 5 as a junior. Scored 12 ppg, 1.9 assists, and 2.5 rebounds a game last year on good shooting percentages. Can play both 1 and 2. Expected to visit UVA on 4/18.

G MaCio Teague - 6'3" 185 lb - Interest: Warm - A UNC-Asheville sophomore, the former Big South Rookie of the Year would sit one to play two. High volume scorer (16.7 ppg) on the regular season Big South champs, primarily as a 3-point marksman (43%), but well rounded contributor with 4.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.6 steals a game as well. Questions on how he'd fit onto a roster with the similarly-built and skilled Kyle Guy and Casey Morsell. Also being recruited by Ohio State, Xavier, Cincinatti, and Louisville. Virginia went in-home on 4/15, campus visit hopefully upcoming.

F Braxton Key - 6'8" 220 lb - Interest: Cool - 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 could greatly improve Virginia's offensive spacing while holding his own on the boards.

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.

PG Justin Moore (4* #66) - 6'4" 187 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 (3* #240) - 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* #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

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* #223) - 6'3" 170 lb - 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* #82) - 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* #38) - 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) (3/31 247Sports interview).

CG Malachi Poindexter (3* Unranked) - 6'2" 150 lb- 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 (4* #130) - 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 (4* #30) - 6'5" 201 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia offered in August but doesn't seem to be any traction.

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.

G/F Drake London (3* #172) - 6'4" 200 lb - 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.

SF Jae'Lyn Withers (Unrated) - 6'8" 180 lb - Status: Offered- Interest: Cool - 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.

Under Evaluation

G/F Patrick Williams (4* #108) - 6'6" 170 lb - Status: Evaluating - 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.

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.

G/F Khalif Battle (4* #114) - 6'4" 170 lb- 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 (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.

F Quinn Slazinski (3* #198) - 6'8" 200 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Highly effective combo forward at elite basketball academy Huntington Prep.

SF Greg Gantt (4* #111) - 6'8" 200 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia went to watch the long forward on 2/9.

SF Max Agbonkpolo (4* #60) - 6'8" 180 lb - Virginia listed as a school paying attention per 2/11 247sports.com article.

SF Ismael Massoud (4* #73) - 6'8" 190 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - NYC wing evaluated by staff. Still in early stages.

G/F Michael Christmas (4* #128) - 6'6" 195 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.

 

    

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With Offers

PF DJ Burns (4* #125) - 6'9" 255lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Warm - SC big man, visited by UVA week of 9/18. Offered beginning of November. Aiming to decide in April, Tennessee leading with UVA close behind, per Rivals. Visted Tennessee week of 4/2, no UVA visit announced. Tony Bennett went in-home with Burns on 4/15.

PF/C Aidan Igiehon (4* #42) - 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. (1/22 ElevateHoops article.) 

PF Oscar Tshiebwe (3* #144) - 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. WVU probably leads at the moment.

PF Isaiah Stewart (5* #23) - 6'8" 243 lb - Status: Offered - Interest: Cool - Virginia visited week of 9/18. Virginia visited again in December. Lots of Blue Blood interest.

PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (5* #28) - 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/C Armando Bacot (4* #32) - 6'10" 240 lb- 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). Likely to go the Blue Blood route.

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/C Will Baker (5* #25) - 6'9" 220 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Virginia in steady communication with the elite big man per 3/7/18 Rivals article. Will be a tough pull from local schools and blue bloods.

PF Tre Mitchell (3* #138) - 6'9" 245 lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Friends and teammates with Maceo Austin.

PF Tyrese Samuel (4* #122) - 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* #57) - 6'9" 195lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - Visited by UVA assistants week of 10/9.

PF/C Isaac Johnson (4* #39) - 6'11" 210lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: - Mentioned at NBPA Top 100 camp that UVA has interest. (6/14/17 Twitter Update) 

PF/C Qudus Wahab (4* #103) - 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* #217) -  6'10" 205lb - Status: Evaluating - Interest: Cool - AAU: SC Upward Stars / Adidas (16U) -  (4/24/17 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. (4/26/17 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: Cool - Virginia offered the 4-star Pennsylvania underclassmen on April 11th, per Corey Evans tweet.

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.

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)