Three rising juniors — point guard Brandon Williams, small forward Nassir Little, and forward Jalen Smith — have received scholarship offers from the University of Virginia men’s basketball program, which, as the scholarship situation currently stands, projects to have six scholarships available in class of 2018.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Virginia‼️ pic.twitter.com/O35KrCtm6M
— Adam Ayalew (@Akayalew) June 16, 2016
The 6’8″, 200-pound Smith is a product of Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to the Hoos and those other schools mentioned in the above tweet, he reportedly boasts offers from Marquette, Maryland, Providence and Villanova. Smith has attended a Virginia Elite Camp in the past.
Little, who measures in at 6’6″, 210 pounds, attends Oakleaf High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Hoop Journey posted highlights of the athletic wing, who reportedly has offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville and VCU as well.
Brandon Williams attends Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California, and if that sounds familiar there is good reason. It’s the alma mater of UVA rising fourth year point guard London Perrantes, who took notice of Williams’ good news.
“Uh ohhhhh Young prodigy,” Perrantes tweeted.
Southern Cal offered Williams last September, but 6’3″ prospect has really seen his recruitment take off over the course of the past few months. Since early May, Arizona, California, Connecticut, LMU, UCLA, UNLV and UVA have offered the talented floor general.
Williams averaged 15.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game his sophomore season, in which he led Crespi to a CIF Division 1 state championship. He scored 16 points in the title game against Berkeley. Williams plays for Cal Supreme on the Nike EYBL AAU Circuit and has helped them reach the Peach Jam, which takes place in early July. He has averaged 8.8 points and totaled 58 assists, 20 turnovers, and 19 steals in 16 games this EYBL season.