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Recruiting Reset: August Edition

Posted on August 3, 2018, in Recruiting by StLouHoo.

You may have noticed that we at Hoos Place didn't offer much in the way of hoops recruiting coverage during this recently-completed AAU season. Frankly, we've reached a point where, for us, tracking the day-to-day is less valuable than simply waiting until the dust settles for each phase and reassessing the Board at that juncture. 

Well, the dust has largely settled on the 2018 spring and summer of travel ball, and now's a good time to take a deep breath a...

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...