The weekend of September 20-22 is shaping up to be an important one for the Virginia men’s basketball program, which will host at least two rising seniors — Hokes Bluff (AL) center Matthew Fisher-Davis — on official visits that weekend.
Haas, a 7’2″, 278-pound prospect, has narrowed his list to Alabama-Birmingham, Purdue, Texas A&M, Virginia, and Wake Forest. Purdue (August 23-25) will receive the first official and will be followed by Wake Forest (August 30-September 1), Texas A&M (September 6-8), and Virginia (September 20-22). Haas, who plans to take all five official visits before committing, said in an interview with TheSabre last month that he likely will take an official to UAB in October.
Fisher-Davis, a 6’5″ sharpshooter from the same school that produced current Cavaliers Akil Mitchell and Anthony Gill, has narrowed his list to seven schools: Elon, Georgia, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Wilmington, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest. He has scheduled officials to Vandy (August 28-30), Georgia (September 6-8), Wake Forest (September 13-15), and UVa.
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– Benedictine (Richmond, VA) class of 2014 combo guard Robert Johnson is doing a little writing for ZagsBlog.com. He used the forum to reveal his final seven schools.
“My final 7 are (in no specific order) : Pittsburgh, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Florida State, Miami and Georgetown. Special thanks to my parents and family for all the support,” the 6’3″, 175-pound prospect wrote on July 31. Read the full report by clicking here.
UVa is vying for an official visit from Johnson, who has seen his stock skyrocket this spring and summer. Per Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com, Johnson has scheduled an official visit to Indiana for the weekend of August 23-25.
– New York Lightning (AAU) coach Dana Dingle tweeted the following regarding rising senior power forward Angel Delgado yesterday morning:
“Angel Delgado top 5 are Kentucky ,Seton hall, virgina , florida state and fordham. Working on Seton hall visit in sept”
Via Twitter, Delgado denied that he had narrowed his list.
“@D1Circuit @NYLightning1 that’s false! I haven’t made my top 5 schools yet!”
In an article on Zagsblog.com, Dingle is quoted as saying (or texting) that the five schools are Delgado’s top five “as of today.”
The 6’8″, 215-pound power forward with excellent rebounding ability and tenacity has been one of Virginia’s top targets since the spring. Delgado has an offer from Virginia and three other of the aforementioned schools, with Kentucky being the exception at this point.
– Virginia’s lone commitment in the class of 2014 is from Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) shooting guard/small forward BJ Stith. Stith says he spoke with head coach Tony Bennett yesterday and is working on figuring out an official visit date.
The 6’5″, 200-pound rising senior is a consensus 4-star prospect. 247Sports (4-star, no. 33 overall), Rivals (4-star, no. 37 overall) and Scout (4-star, no. 53 overall) have him ranked as one of the top 60 overall players in the nation in the class of 2014. ESPN.com has Stith has a 4-star player and the no. 20 shooting guard in the class of 2014.
Stith spent the first three years of his high school career at Brunswick (Lawrenceville, VA) and playing for his father, former UVa star Bryant Stith. BJ helped the Bulldogs to three straight state championships. He’ll finish out his career at prep powerhouse Oak Hill Academy.
– UVa will host its Elite Camp on August 17. The event usually takes place in June or July but was postponed because of Tony Bennett’s responsibilities as an assistant coach for Team USA 19-and-under. The Elite Camp is for rising freshmen through rising seniors.
– Three rising senior prospects are off the board. CG Devin Mitchell and SF Riley Norris, who both claimed offers from Virginia, will play for Anthony Grant at Alabama. Guard Trey Kell landed an offer from the Cavaliers in July, but he reportedly has narrowed his list to eight and Virginia did not make the cut.