As for the class of 2022, Virginia has been mentioned with some prospects and is certainly evaluating many, but we don’t know of any that have been offered yet. I think the biggest challenge will be the class behind them. ~ Photo courtesy Matt Riley/Virginia … So I did, but he was like 6’5” and probably 155 at the time. Virginia Tech Basketball is trending upwards in 2020-21. Virginia Women’s Basketball Recruiting Conference: ACC. One went to 6’5”, 191-pound guard Jordan Longino, a junior at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. By our count, Virginia has extended nine scholarship offers in 2021 – one point guard, four wings, two combo forwards and two posts. “In high school he had interest in me. What it’s done is allowed us to do a little more Zoom and virtual tours and Facetime where you’re actually face to face with the recruits. With Murphy III in the fold, Virginia projects to have three open scholarship spots in 2021-22. I don’t own the rights to this music, “When he became available, to my surprise he grew to 6’8”,” Williford said of Murphy III, who led Rice in scoring (13.7 PPG) last season as a sophomore. Most of the time, we’re just texting and calling so that’s been a unique challenge, but different and I think a positive with all of this is that they can put faces with names and they see us. Upcoming evaluation opportunities on the 2019-20 recruiting calendar include the NBPA Top 100 Camp (prospects can be evaluated here June 17-18), certified “scholastic events” June 19-21 and June 26-28, an AAU evaluation period July 9-12, and an NCAA College Basketball Academy evaluation period the 27-31. The opinions of the author(s) on this site are independent and no way reflect the opinions of the University of Virginia administrators, coaches, staff, or athletes. Williford addressed what the biggest challenge has been recruiting-wise with the coronavirus lockdowns and cancellations in place. Virginia basketball has yet another strong recruiting class coming in for the 2020-21 season. He can shoot the 3, put it on the floor. My kids are jumping in sometimes on the Zoom calls and saying hi to the recruits, so it’s actually been pretty neat. When he reached out, it was like, ‘It’s good to talk to you again.’ He said he was showing interest and said they want me to be part of the program. Look for that to change in the coming weeks and months. He said they had talked to a lot of people near me. For more details about the site, including a list of staff, see our About page. All original material and images are copyrighted by and may not be reused or reprinted without permission. Privacy Policy | Terms of Use. Wings and a center look like the primary positions of need, and Keels and Reid appear to be the best bets for UVA right now. With the 2020 class essentially done for Tony Bennett, who is Virginia basketball targeting in the 2021 recruiting class? Hoopgate reports that UVA recently conducted a virtual visit with Keels and StockRisers reports that Bennett had a virtual visit with Reid on Thursday (April 23). Head Coach: Tina Thompson (3rd season in 2020-21) Official Cavaliers roster. They take their time and make sure they get someone who is a good fit.”. #UVA #wahoowa, A post shared by (@thesabre.comuva) on Oct 26, 2017 at 12:25pm PDT, © He actually loved the fact that we played defense and he wants to get better in that area because ultimately he wants to play at the highest level and in doing so, I think he’s got to improve his defense.”. Unofficial Scholarship Chart. So you miss that opportunity. How might the newcomers make a difference in Charlottesville? UVA Basketball Virginia Basketball Recruiting Targets Trey Kaufman, Caleb Houstan Reveal Decision Plans Chris Horne. “Obviously, we’re handcuffed,” Williford said. This site utilizes responsive web design, which renders the site properly on all platforms (PC, tablet, mobile). “Trey is a kid that I actually looked at out of high school when he was coming out of Durham,” Williford recalled. Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) 6’5”, 210-pound guard Trevor Keels, Steward School (Richmond, VA) 7’0”, 245-pound center Efton Reid, and Millennium (Goodyear, AZ) 6’8”, 200-pound combo forward DaRon Holmes II top the list of Virginia targets in 2021. “So he’s now 6’8”, 200 pounds. A post, Caleb Furst (Purdue), is off the board, and the Hoos don’t appear to be pursuing point guard Carter Whitt. “Luckily, we had a little bit of a head start with some [class of] 21s. But not seeing them compete and play has been the most difficult thing.”. Virginia men’s basketball team adds four-star guard to 2021 recruiting class Bennett Conlin Sep 13, 2020 Sep 13, 2020; 0 {{featured_button_text}} ERIN EDGERTON/THE DAILY PROGRESS. “I think the biggest challenge is not being able to see guys play and compete, especially on the AAU circuit where you get to see the better guys go against each other. Indiana, Louisville, Purdue, and Xavier are among the other schools that have offered the 6’8″, 210-pound consensus 4-star prospect. He’s more of a combo guard/forward now with his size. “I had a previous relationship with [UVA associate head coach Jason] Williford,” Murphy III told Thanks Coach Bennett and staff for the zoom meeting and offer to Virginia! Obviously, he’ll have to sit so I think what will be beneficial for him is getting in the weight room, attacking the physicality, putting on some weight, and having Coach Curtis really do what he does best, which is develop guys physically. All three have taken official visits to UVA. The internet home for Hoos anywhere and everywhere. That’s how they do things. University of Virginia football and basketball news and recruiting information. “It will be extremely difficult,” Williford said. Associate head coach Jason Williford was the first member of Virginia basketball’s staff to reach out when Rice University wing Trey Murphy III entered the transfer portal this spring.

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