The University of Virginia men’s basketball program will hold it’s Elite Camp this Saturday, August 22. Tony Bennett and company have only one spot remaining in class of 2016 recruiting, so if there are any class of 2016 prospects in attendance, the number likely will be a small one. Virginia has already extended a handful of offers in class of 2017 recruiting, but certainly I would expect there to be a solid number of those prospects at the event. The primary focus, however, will likely be on younger recruits from the classes of 2018 and 2019.
Ty White, Director of the Team Loaded AAU program, said he expects as many as “four or five” prospects from Team Loaded to be at the Virginia Elite Camp. According to White, class of 2018 wing Keldon Johnson is expected to be one of those four or five.
Johnson, a 6’5″ prospect out of Park View High School (South Hill, VA), has seen his recruitment flourish as of late. Virginia, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Penn State, Texas, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have offered the talented guard, who earned an invite to the Adidas All-American Camp in New York earlier this summer. He is already a top target of the Hoos.
White confirmed two other Team Loaded players who plan to be in Charlottesville on Saturday. One is class of 2017 forward Aamir Simms, a 6’7″, 200-pound forward out of the Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA). Simms boasts offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Kansas State, Penn State, Providence and Virginia Tech, among others, at this point in his recruitment. David McCormack, a class of 2018 center prospect out of Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, VA), plans to be at UVa as well. The 6’9″, 290-pound rising sophomore scored an offer from NC State last month.
Future150.com confirmed another Team Loaded player expected to participate on Saturday. He is power forward Dimitri Georgiadis, a 6’8″ rising sophomore out of Trinity Episcopal in Richmond, Virginia. Read more about this prospect on VantageHoops.com by clicking here.
Per Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoops Report, rising freshman small forward Wendell Moore of Charlotte (N.C.) will attend UVa’s Elite Camp. Future150.com ranks the 6’5″ standout as the no. 10 overall prospect in the nation in the class of 2019. USA Today had a small write-up on Moore, which you can see by clicking here. He has certainly drawn a lot of attention at a young age.
These are some of the prospects we know about so far. Stay tuned for much more, including more names as well as recruiting news and notes, on Saturday as I plan to be at the John Paul Jones Arena for coverage.