While L.C. Bird (Chesterfield, VA) senior shooting guard Kenny Williams now is a focus in class of 2015 recruiting (Williams took an unofficial to UVa on Tuesday this week), the Virginia men’s basketball staff and other major Division 1 college coaches took to the road last night for another round of AAU basketball. Here is the latest on how UVa’s recruits performed. Also, UVa has extended a new scholarship offer.
UVa’s 2016 Class Recruits
– Kyle Guy, a 6’3″, 165-pound combo guard out of Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central, poured in 28 points on 8-of-13 shooting (5-8 from 3) as Indiana Elite defeated Play Hard Play Smart, 82-63, in Friday’s round of games at the Adidas Gauntlet in Indianapolis.
Reggie Rankin of ESPN tweeted the following about Guy.
— Reggie Rankin (@ReggieRankin) April 25, 2015
Killeya-Jones, a 6’10” forward out of Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA), scored 10 points, pulled down seven boards and blocked three shots as Team Felton overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat KC RUN GMC, 61-58. Team Felton competes in the Under Armour AAU circuit, which is in Louisville this weekend.
247Sports Director of Basketball Scouting Jerry Meyer was impressed with Killeya-Jones.
The 6’10” Labissiere, a consensus 5-star prospect and Kentucky recruit, is rated by Rivals.com as the no. 1 overall prospect in the 2015 Class.
New Rochelle (N.Y.) Iona Prep combo guard Ty Jerome plays for the PSA Cardinals on the Nike EYBL, which is in Lexington, Kentucky, this weekend. PSA defeated King James, 70-65, but the 6’4″ junior was not listed in the box score. Jerome has been dealing with a strained hip flexor suffered toward the end of his junior high school season. A father of one of his PSA teammates alluded to an injury, but we’ll see if Jerome is able to play this weekend.
— Rick Atson (@5BOROSBASKETBAL) April 24, 2015
PSA is now 4-1 on the EYBL circuit this season.
Jerome, who averaged 20 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for Iona Prep this past season, was named Class AA first-team all-state earlier this week by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
UVa Extends New Class of 2016 Offer
– Mark Miller, Editor of the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook, tweeted last night that Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett had offered a scholarship to Sam Hauser, a 6’6″, 190-pound, small forward out of Stevens Point Area Senior High School in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Hauser also boasts offers from Iowa State, Marquette and Northern Iowa, among others.
This past season, Hauser, who is rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports, averaged 18 points and eight rebounds per game while helping Stevens Point to a 27-1 overall record and a Wisconsin Division 1 state championship title. Below are highlights of Hauser from last summer…
– Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) junior small forward V.J. King, a 5-star prospect who has a Virginia offer and visited Charlottesville last Saturday, scored 22 points and had seven rebounds in a losing effort for Team Takeover last night on the Nike EYBL circuit.
– Per Corey Evans of NY2LASports, Coach Bennett is expected to see 6’10” forward Jay Huff of Voyager Academy (N.C.) this morning. UVa has not offered Huff, who is featured in this EDGE update from March.