Last week was an important one for two members of UVA’s 2016 Class, but for very different reasons.
One week ago today, Ty Jerome underwent surgery on both his left and right hip. The 6’5″ senior, a point guard prospect out of Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.), is hopeful of being healthy and ready to play for Virginia once the 2016/2017 season begins.
At Iona Prep. Ty Jerome will be honored with the seniors tonight. He’s here on crutches four days after double hip surgery.
— Varsity Insider (@lohudinsider) February 6, 2016
Jerome detailed the surgery in a January 21 article on TheSabre.
“The labrum procedure is related to the socket procedure. The socket causes the labrum to tear because of how much extra bone the ball in my hip has,” said Jerome, who has experienced hip pain since last spring.
“I’ve heard from a lot of people who have had this surgery, and people are thrilled with the results they have received,” Jerome said. “I am very confident that with an extremely diligent rehabbing process and work with [UVA strength and conditioning coach Mike] Curtis, I will be a much better athlete than before. The way my bone was shaped, it completely limited my hip from moving in a direction. After the surgery, I hope to have full range of motion, which that alone will make me a better athlete.”
Last Thursday night, Jerome’s future backcourt mate, Kyle Guy, scored 23 points in helping Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN) to a 69-68 comeback victory over North Central (LC was down 11 points with three minutes left in the game). In the process the 6’3″ combo guard became Lawrence Central’s all-time leading scorer with 1,447 career points.
— King Wavy (@Kyle_Guy24) February 6, 2016
Beginning with an away contest against Center Grove on February 12, Lawrence Central (14-5) has four regular season games remain before the Sectional playoffs. Guy, a McDonald’s All-American is averaging 23.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game.
Here is the latest on UVA’s two other class of 2016 recruits, Jay Huff and De’Andre Hunter.
JAY HUFF, Forward/Center, Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.)
Voyager Academy has won five straight games, most recently capturing a 71-58 victory over East Chapel Hill this past Wednesday. The 6’11” Huff scored 21 points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked four shots in the win, which improved the Vikings to 20-4 on the season.
An away contest versus Kestrel Heights takes place on February 9. Voyager finishes the regular season schedule with home contests against East Wake (Feb. 10) and Roxboro Community (Feb. 12).
Per MaxPreps.com, Huff is averaging 16.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.9 blocks per game.
DE’ANDRE HUNTER, Guard/Forward, Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA)
Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA) has won nine of its last 10, including six straight, and sits at 17-7 heading into tomorrow night’s home contest against Shipley. The 6’7″ Hunter, who is averaging around 23 points per game his senior season, scored 28, 35, 17, 23, 16 and 23 points during the 6-game win streak.
Friends’ Central next takes on Shipley in the Friends School League postseason tournament semifinals on February 9.
(The Phoenix held their “Senior Day” last Friday. The future Hoo is pictured in the center the tweet below.)
— FCS Boys' Basketball (@FCSBBALL) February 3, 2016