Sabre Scoop: UVa’s Recruits Enter AAU Season (Free)

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Kyle Guy</a><figcaption class=plans to make a return visit to UVa this spring or summer” width=”300″ height=”178″ class=”size-medium wp-image-111392″ /> Kyle Guy plans to make a return visit to UVa this spring or summer

UVa class of 2016 recruits Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, and Sacha Killeya-Jones have begun their final stints on the AAU circuit.

Guy, a 6’3”, 165-pound combo guard out of Lawrence Central High School (Indianapolis, IN), will play for the Indiana Elite on the Adidas AAU circuit. The closest Indiana Elite gets to playing in Virginia is Atlanta, Georgia, with the majority of their tournaments taking place in Indianapolis.

Guy says he hopes to return to Charlottesville once or twice this summer. He plans on coordinating with his fellow Cavalier commits on any possible visits to UVa. (I would at least expect all three to definitely make the same official visit weekend if possible.) Kyle also still has an official visit to take on Grounds. He won’t, however, play in the 2015 NBPA Top 100 Camp because he’ll be on vacation. Guy was selected last month to play in the event.

Jerome, a 6’4”, 175-pound combo guard, will play for the ProScholars Athletics Cardinals on the Nike EYBL circuit. Jerome, who dealt with a hip flexor injury towards the end of his junior season at Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.), says he is healthy and plans to play in the EYBL’s first leg in Hampton (VA) next weekend. The Sabre plans on covering this event.

6’10” forward Sacha Killeya-Jones will run with Team Felton. Team Felton plays on the Under Armour AAU circuit. New Orleans, Louisville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Myrtle Beach, and Suwanee (GA) are some of the stops Team Felton will make this spring and summer.

Team Felton also features class of 2017 guard and North Carolina-commit Jalek Felton.

Accolades

– The Indianapolis Star named Guy to its Indiana Junior All-Star team as a result of his play this past season. The 4-star recruit averaged 19.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

Guy also was named to the 2015 IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State Supreme 15 list.

Ty Jerome earned Hudson Valley Player of the Year honors. Averaged 19.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3.1 steals. Scored double-digits in every game he played in this season. Also earned CHSAA first-team all-league honors. Helped Iona Prep to Archdiocesan championship.

Sacha Killeya-Jones earned VISAA Division II first-team all-state honors for his junior season performance, which was his first season at Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg. Killeya-Jones poured in 23 points and nine rebounds in VES’ most important game of the year, the VISAA DII state title contest. VES fell to Blue Ridge, though, by a score of 65-54.

Final Scholarship Spots

In case you missed, UVa has extended a new offer in the class of 2016. DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) shooting guard Markelle Fultz was offered by head coach Tony Bennett while on Grounds on an unofficial visit last Sunday.

Fultz, a 6’4” junior, attended UVa’s Elite Camp last August. He caught my attention during the event. I noted that Fultz was a fluid athlete with good explosion around the basket, and he displayed a solid shooting stroke as well.

At the time, Fultz claimed offers from Rhode Island and Xavier despite spending his sophomore season on the junior varsity squad. He went on to enjoy a terrific junior season on the DeMatha varsity squad, earning WCAC Player of the Year for his performance. His recruitment has flourished. Virginia and Kansas reportedly offered since last Sunday, and other schools such as Arizona, Georgetown and Maryland have reportedly offered as well.

In terms of uncommitted wing targets in the class of 2016, Virginia has also been in serious pursuit recently of Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) star V.J. King and Alabama prep star Josh Langford. The latter earned Alabama’s Gatorade Player of the Year honor for basketball this year. Virginia was eliminated earlier in the process by 5-star shooting guard Tyus Battle, but he was certainly a player Tony Bennett wanted.

One other class of 2016 scholarship should go to a post player. Scout.com reported that Virginia will receive an official visit from Blue Ridge (St. George, VA) all-state prospect Mamadi Diakite. Georgetown, Southern Cal and Washington were the other official visits Scout reported.

A couple of junior post targets came off the board recently, when Zach Collins pledged to Gonzaga and Omari Spellman committed to Villanova. UVa reportedly offered both players.

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