Virginia Basketball Coaches Hit Road For Third & Final July Evaluation Period

The University of Virginia men’s basketball program extended three new offers in the class of 2020 following July Evaluation Period No. 1, which took place July 11-15. Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett wasn’t as active in terms of offers immediately following the July 18-22 Evaluation Period, extending only one – to Westlake (Atlanta, GA) guard Chase Hunter, a Rivals and 247Sports 3-star rising senior.

Hunter has been added to our Scholarship Picture Page, which not only includes a projection of scholarships used over the course of the next three seasons, but also includes a rundown of scholarship offers the staff has extended in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 classes. The 6’3”, 180-pound Hunter is the eighth “wing” prospect Virginia has offered in the class of 2019. One is 4-star Cavalier commitment Casey Morsell. Two more – Isaac Okoro (Auburn) and Drake London (Southern Cal for football and basketball) – have come off the board within the past month.

Hunter has landed offers from Georgia, Oklahoma, Providence, and Virginia this month alone. Georgia, Providence, and UVA came through following the second July Live Evaluation Period.

This Week’s Notable Events

The third and final Live Evaluation Period of the month is now underway and runs through Sunday, July 29. Morsell and Team Takeover (D.C.), who captured the 2018 Peach Jam title earlier this month, are in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday (July 25) for a matchup with the 2018 Adidas Gauntlet champion Compton Magic.

(Update: The Compton Magic won, 81-79, in overtime.)

Hooz Got Next spotted Coach Bennett in a tweet by Zero Gravity BB at the Team Loaded NC 17U (with class of 2019 wing Jaelyn Withers) versus Mass Rivals 17U contest Wednesday evening (July 25). This game is taking place at the Basketball Prime Event Boys National Showcase in Orlando, Florida. Team Loaded VA 17U, with Mark Williams and Henry Coleman III (UVA class of 2020 targets), plays at the same event later this evening.

Here are some other events going on this week …

-Under Armour Association Finals in Las Vegas, July 25-27
-Las Vegas Fab 48 Tip-Off Challenge, July 25
-Las Vegas Fab 48, July 26-29
-Southern Jam Fest I and II, July 25-29
-Bigfoot Hoops’ Las Vegas Classic, July 25-29