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Department: Recruiting

In January of 2018, in an effort to decode why Virginia was in the midst of a seemingly-long recruiting dry spell, I wrote a three part series breaking down the ins and outs of Virginia recruiting on a more macro level. In the second part of that series, which you can read here: (link), I went in-depth on nearly every single factor that works for or against UVA in the recruiting sphere. I wanted primarily to articulate that when recruiting is going well or poor

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?

The Player

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