Catching you up on the latest involving UVA men’s basketball’s 2016 Class recruits…
KYLE GUY, Combo Guard, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)
Lawrence Central (17-5) meets Southport tomorrow night in what will be the Bears’ final regular season game of the season. Lawrence Central then faces Arsenal Tech in the first round of the IHSAA Class 4A state playoffs on March 1.
Guy, who is averaging 23 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, was officially introduced as a McDonald’s All-American on Tuesday of this week. Click here to read an article on the future Hoo from USA Today.
JAY HUFF, Forward/Center, Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.)
Voyager Academy (27-4) went undefeated in NCAC regular season play and followed that performance by capturing the NCAC postseason tournament championship. The Vikings defeated Roxboro Community by 42 points in the championship game, in which the 6’11” Huff poured in 27 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and blocked nine shots.
Voyager defeated Lakewood High School, 73-31, in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs. Huff and his teammates next face Riverside-Martin High School tonight.
DE’ANDRE HUNTER, Guard/Forward, Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, PA)
Hunter’s 22-point performance wasn’t enough as Friends’ Central dropped a 63-54 decision to Haverford School in the first round of the PAISAA state playoffs. The 6’7″ wing averaged around 23 points per game in his senior season, helping the Phoenix to an 18-10 overall record and a no. 5 seed in the 16-team state playoffs.
TY JEROME, Point Guard, Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.)
Jerome underwent double hip surgery on February 1, ending a fantastic high school career. It’s early, but so far so good in terms of his recovery.
“The surgery went very smoothly, and the early stage of rehab is going excellent right now,” Jerome wrote in a Twitter direct message.
The consensus 4-star prospect is optimistic about his future team’s postseason prospects.
“I think they’re primed for a postseason run,” Jerome wrote. “I’m obviously bias, but when they really choose to dig in on defense, they are usually able to get stops. They just need to get hot for 6 games!”