Fresh off its first game of the 2018-19 season, the Virginia men’s basketball program will host Scotlandville Magnet (Baton Rouge, LA) point guard Reece Beekman and The Webb School (Bell Buckle, TN) wing Keon Johnson on official visits this weekend.
(Beekman highlights courtesy of EricGetsBuckets, while Johnson’s highlights courtesy of Hoop Seen TV)
Beekman, a 6’2”, 160-pound junior, was supposed to make his official visit the weekend of September 21-23, when the Hoos hosted class of 2019 commits Casey Morsell and Kadin Shedrick as well as class of 2020 combo forward target Terrance Williams on their officials. His flight was cancelled due to weather, but it appears he is set to make the trek this weekend.
Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers broke the news on Beekman, who is a Milwaukee (WI) native who attends school in Louisiana. He took an official visit to Houston in September and is also considering offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Marquette, Virginia and West Virginia, among many others.
2020 four-star Reece Beekman has scheduled his official visit to Virginia for this weekend, he tells Stockrisers.
Was originally supposed to be there last month. Major target for Bennett and Staff.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) November 8, 2018
Johnson, who is listed as being 6’5” and weighing in at 180 pounds, has been busy on the recruiting trail the past few months, making visits to Auburn, Mississippi, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Tennessee was his most recent visit and it appears to have gone very well.
— Keon Johnson (@iamkeonjohnson) October 22, 2018
Tennessee seems to have made a strong move, but Virginia will get its chance this weekend.
#EAB2020 6’5 SG Keon Johnson (Webb School-Bell Buckle, TN) will be on a OFFICIAL visit to UVA this weekend, November 10-12
— #EAB TENNESSEE (@EAB_Tennessee) November 8, 2018
Virginia currently has four open scholarship spots in class of 2020 recruiting. The Hoos have a commitment from class of 2021 shooting guard Carson McCorkle, who could potentially reclassify into 2020. McCorkle has told TheSabre.com that he plans to make a final decision on his class next spring.