University of Virginia men’s basketball’s run of class of 2018 scholarship offers continued last night, when the news broke that point guard Jaelin Llewellyn received an offer from head coach Tony Bennett. Llewellyn, a 6’2”, 165-pound rising senior, attends Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA) but is a native of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Llewellyn plays for Team Loaded Virginia, which is one of four undefeated (8-0) 17U teams on the 2017 Adidas Gauntlet Series. Having played in all eight games, Llewellyn is averaging 8.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 1.5 turnovers while averaging 21.8 minutes per contest. His play through the first two Live Evaluation periods captured significant high-major college interest and has resulted in offers from Cincinnati, Harvard, Charlotte, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Rhode Island, Purdue, George Washington, and now Virginia.
Under VES head coach Curtis Staples, Llewellyn averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 turnovers per game this past season (stats per MaxPreps). Check out highlights (posted last summer, courtesy of Ballislife Canada) of this promising prospect below.
Llewellyn is the sixth new class of 2018 offer UVA has extended since last weekend’s Live Evaluation Period, joining guards Noah Locke, Devon Dotson and David Duke, as well as wings John Newman and A.J. Reeves. The Cavaliers offered class of 2018 post David McCormack following the first Live Evaluation Period last month. Check out our Scholarship Picture Page for the latest on Virginia’s scholarship situation and offer list.