Virginia got another dose of good news this week with the verbal pledge of 2020 SG/SF Jabri Abdur-Rahim. The New Jersey product is the highest rated recruit Bennett has secured in four years, since the vaunted 2016 class was finalized. So what does this commitment mean for the program?

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Jabri comes with almost too-perfect a profile. 6'-6" with a near 6'-10" wingspan, he perfectly fits the mold of "big guard" that both high major clubs and the NBA covet ...

Virginia received a not-that-surprising commitment on Thursday from highly ranked 2020 point guard prospect Reece Beekman. He'd been Coach Bennett's priority target really since last year, and the young Wisconsin native (though living currently in Louisiana) is going to be an excellent addition to the national champions. He scores, facilitates, rebounds, defends, and is yet another team-first presence in the locker room. Check out Seattle Hoo's excellent commitment article for a deeper scouting report: here


Where there was smoke, there was, indeed, fire: Reece Beekman has committed to the University of Virginia.  When top-50 point guard Caleb Love abruptly canceled his planned June visit and dropped UVA from the list of schools recruiting him the hardest, many speculated that it was because Beekman had committed.  Then a number of 247Sports Crystal Balls flipped for UVA within four days in the first week of June, including Jamie Oakes who covers th...

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