Here is the latest report on how UVA men’s basketball’s class of 2016 recruits are performing so far this season…
KYLE GUY, 6’3″, CG, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)
Making 12-of-15 field goals including four of his six 3-point attempts, ESPN.com 5-star combo guard Kyle Guy scored 31 points in Lawrence Central’s 67-61 win over Columbus East. Columbus East guard Parker Chitty had high praise for future Virginia Cavalier in this article on TheRepublic.com.
“He’s going to Virginia for a reason,” Chitty said. “He’s ranked 25th in the nation (by ESPN) for a reason. There’s no way to stop him; you’ve just got to try to slow him down. And I thought today we did a pretty good job on him, even though he ended up with 31, everything was contested. Everything was a tough shot for him, but he ended up knocking them down.”
“We told ourselves we’ve got to try to hold Guy under 35 to give us a chance to win,” Chitty also said. “And people say, ‘35? That’s a crazy number’ — but he’s that good. In my opinion, he’s Mr. Basketball.”
Virginia fans can watch Guy’s performance by clicking here. Note that you’ll have to scroll down the page a bit to locate the game.
Per MaxPreps, the 6’3″, 170-pound senior is averaging 26.6 points per game. Guy has three 30-plus scoring outings so far this season, and heading into the Columbus East game he had 34 assists to 13 turnovers.
Up next for Lawrence Central (7-1) is a trip to Ben Davis High School on December 28, followed by the Hall of Fame Classic against McCutcheon (Lafayette, IN) on December 30.
JAY HUFF, 6’11”, F/C, Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.)
After opening the 2015/2016 season with 11 straight wins, Voyager Academy’s Vikings fell to Ravenscroft on December 18 by a score of 85-64. Voyager will have a chance to rebound on December 26, when it takes on Apex in the first round of the 2015 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational.
Per MaxPreps.com, Huff is averaging 15.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game so far this season. He poured in 19 points (12 in the first half) and had eight rebounds, five blocks, two assists and two turnovers in the loss to Ravenscroft last week.
DE’ANDRE HUNTER, 6’7″, SG/SF, Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA)
Led by De’Andre Hunter’s 28-point performance, Friends’ Central rolled to a 72-41 win over Pennington on December 14. Friends’ Central then dropped a 53-46 decision to New Garden Friends on December 16 but bounced back with a 68-57 win over Haverford on December 21.
Hunter, who was averaging 21.7 points per game following the Pennington victory, shined against Haverford, totaling 35 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. He made 11-of-15 field goals including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, adding 10 made free throws in 11 attempts. Click here for the full game story, which includes a Hunter highlight.
Friends’ Central is 5-4 heading into a December 29 matchup with Plymouth Whitemarsh in the Scholastic Play-by-Play Tournament.
TY JEROME, 6’5″, PG, Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.)
Ty Jerome‘s last second 3-pointer missed as Iona Prep lost to St. Raymond’s, 50-48, on December 18. Jerome, who was averaging 27 points per contest heading into that game, scored 14 points in the loss.
The Gaels rebounded yesterday with a 63-51 win over Cardinal Hayes. Jerome scored 23 points, pulled down eight rebounds, and dished out three assists in the victory, which improves the Gaels’ 2015/2016 season record to 5-2.
Iona Prep will face Christian Brothers Academy (N.J.) this Sunday, December 27, in the Skyline Classic at St. Anthony’s School in New Jersey.