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Last month, Tony Bennett secured the commitment of 7-footer Francisco Caffaro, an Argentinian big man who spent the last year at the NBA Global Academy in Australia.

Before he makes the move to Charlottesville this summer, Caffaro had one last showcase, the FIBA Americas U18 tournament in Ontario. Francisco suited up as the star big man for the Ar...

Welcome Braxton Key

Posted on May 6, 2018, in Recruiting by StLouHoo.

For the third time in a week I'm having to write a recruiting update. This is a good problem to have. Monday it was the wrap up of the April live periods. Wednesday it was the commitment of center Francisco Caffaro. And today, it's the pledge of Alabama transfer wing Braxton Key.

If the name Braxton Key sounds a little familiar to you, it should. Virginia began recruiting him as early as 2014 (back then he went by Braxton Blackwell) to be the big wing in it's 2...

Welcome Francisco Caffaro

Posted on May 2, 2018, in Recruiting by StLouHoo.

Recruiting moves fast, as we always say, when it wants to. That was as evident this week as ever. Tony dipped out of a VAF event on Monday night saying he had to rush back to Charlottesville for a big man recruit. On Tuesday morning, the media reported that visitor was 7-foot Argentinian Francisco Caffaro, a name almost none of us had heard before, and certainly not connected to Virginia. Quick Google searches showed he was also looking at Nebraska, St Mary's, Georgia Tech, and Oregon. By Tuesday night, he'd committed.