University of Virginia men’s basketball class of 2016 recruit Ty Jerome, a point guard prospect out of Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.), revealed via Twitter that he will miss the remainder of his senior season.
“I’ve received a lot of questions on when I’ll be returning to the court… To answer the question, I won’t be. I will miss the remainder of my senior year. I will be getting hip surgery. Big thanks to everyone who has made my high school career at Iona prep an extremely special one and to all of my supporters! Can’t wait to fix this problem and get healthy. Honored to finish my HS career #1 in New York State, but You guys haven’t seen anything yet!” – Jerome wrote in a tweet, which you can see by clicking here.
Since the announcement, the consensus 4-star prospect and McDonald’s All-American Game nominee has spoken with Josh Thomson of Lohud.com. Click here to read Thomson’s entire article, which indicates that Jerome will need surgery to repair a torn labrum and a misshaped ball socket in his right hip. Thomson added…
[Jerome] will undergo further tests on his left hip and expects to need a similar surgery there as well.
“I was hoping I could rehab or maybe the problem could require a quick surgery,” Jerome said in the report. “I spoke to (Virginia) coach (Tony) Bennett today and everyone’s on the same page. I think it’s best for my future to get the surgery as soon as possible.”
Thomson reports further…
If he has to have double-hip surgery, the procedures will occur a few weeks apart. Still, with a four-to-six month recovery, he expects to be healthy in time to start practice with the Cavaliers in October.
MCDONALD’S ALL-AMERICAN GAME ROSTERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
Jerome and fellow UVA class of 2016 recruits Kyle Guy and De’Andre Hunter have been nominated for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game. This Sunday, the nation will find out who made this year’s prestigious event.
BREAKING: The McDonald's Selection Show will be televised this Sunday at 10:30 pm EST on ESPNU from the Hall of Fame pic.twitter.com/Kwcr1MxFNO
— Brandon Clay (@BrandonClayPSB) January 11, 2016
UPDATING THE REST OF UVA’S RECRUITS
KYLE GUY, Combo Guard, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)
Guy, a 5-star prospect according to ESPN.com, scored 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting in a 69-50 win over Park Tudor last Wednesday, and he followed that up with a 20-point performance (on 8-of-25 shooting) in a 64-58 loss to Hamilton Southeastern last Friday. Lawrence Central rebounded from the loss with a 62-52 win over Lo Fern Creek in the Clem Haskins Invite last Saturday.
Guy’s stats in the win over Lo Fern Creek are unavailable, but in the previous 14 games the future Cavalier averaged 24.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game (stats per MaxPreps.com). Lawrence Central is 12-3 heading into the Marion County Tournament, which begins January 12 and runs through January 16.
JAY HUFF, Forward/Center, Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.)
Huff had 14 points and 10 blocked shots as Voyager Academy defeated Kestrel Heights, 63-54, on January 8. The game was Voyager’s first of 2016 and boosted the Vikings’ record to 13-3. Roxboro Community (January 13, Away) and Franklin Academy (January 15, Home) await the Vikings this week.
Per MaxPreps.com, Huff is averaging 16.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.4 blocks per game.
DE’ANDRE HUNTER, Shooting Guard/Small Forward, Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA)
Friends’ Central’s up and down season continued the past four games, as Hunter and company went 2-2 and now holds a 9-7 record. Hunter’s performances were as follows:
– 31 points in 65-61 home loss to Solebury on January 6
– 26 points, 10 rebounds in 65-39 home win over Germantown Friends on January 8
– 13 points, 8 rebounds in 68-42 loss to Imhotep Charter on January 9
– 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks in 61-37 home win over Washington on January 11
Friends’ Central has three more games this week, including Friends Select on January 12, George School on January 14 and Germantown Academy on January 16. Hunter is averaging over 23 points per game.