MBB Recruiting Notes


BJ Stith (in Virginia sweatshirt) at a signing ceremony at Oak Hill.  Oak Hill is one of 8 teams set for the 2014 Dick's National High School Tournament.
BJ Stith (in Virginia sweatshirt) at a signing ceremony at Oak Hill. Oak Hill is one of 8 teams set for the 2014 Dick’s National High School Tournament.

The field for the 2014 Dick’s National High School Tournament is set. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA), which features UVa-bound senior shooting guard/small forward B.J. Stith, will take on Northside Christian Academy (N.C.) in the opening round next Thursday, April 3, at 2 pm. This game can be seen live on ESPNU.

The view the entire 2014 tourney bracket, click here.

In case you missed it, check out highlights of BJ courtesy of EliteMixTapes.


UVa recruit Isaiah Wilkins led his team to a 122-107 victory in the 7th Annual Gwinnett Senior All-Star Game. The 6’8″, 210-pound forward, the game’s most valuable player, finished with 20 points.

The all-star game performance capped off a good week for Wilkins, who was announced last Friday as the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state Georgia. The Greater Atlanta Christian (Atlanta, GA) standout averaged 18.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 2.6 assists and 2.2 steals per game in his senior season, helping the Spartans to an undefeated season and the team’s second consecutive Class AA state championship.

Check out Wilkins’ Gatorade Player of the Year profile by clicking here.

The state of Virginia’s recipient was sophomore Thon Maker, considered one of the top overall prospects in the class of 2016. Maker, a seven-footer who attends Carlisle School in Martinsville, had 21.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 1.7 steals per game in 2013/2014.


ZagsBlog.com reports that UVa currently leads for Page (Greensboro, N.C.) sophomore point guard Ty Graves. The 5’11” prospect, a participant at UVa’s Elite Basketball Camp in 2012 and 2013, has offers from Virginia and Charlotte. Virginia Tech reportedly has offered as well, though it is unclear if that offer is solid given the recent coaching change in Blacksburg.

Graves’ father, Kevin, told me earlier this month (EDGE article) that his son will reveal a top five this fall and make a commitment around February of 2015.