The University of Virginia men’s basketball program made the cut with a pair of offered targets, while a third is prepared to narrow his list of schools from eight to four.
Ryan Dunn, a 6’7”, 185-pound wing prospect in the class of 2022, included the Hoos in his top eight along with Boston College, Georgetown, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh and South Carolina.
Ryan Dunn, 6'7 Wing (c/o 2022, Perkiomen) has narrowed his college choices to 8.
— NY JAYHAWKS (@NYJayhawks) August 19, 2021
A 2021 graduate of Long Island Lutheran in New York, Dunn is set to attend Perkiomen School in Pennsburg (PA) as a postgraduate this coming year. The decision to extend his prep career by another year paid off big-time for the talented wing.
Another huge summer stock-riser (not sure he had a D1 offer last winter). pic.twitter.com/4LlAjkHwYj
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) August 19, 2021
On the same night in which Dunn released his final eight, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) point guard Caleb Foster did the same. The standout junior named Auburn, Charlotte, Clemson, Duke, Louisville, Stanford, Virginia and Wake Forest as the eight schools he is considering as he moves forward with his decision-making process. One of the most highly regarded prospects in his class, the 6’4” Foster is rated a 5-star and the no. 20 overall high school junior by Rivals.com and is ranked as the no. 22 prospect in the country by 247Sports.com.
Duke is the consensus favorite at this point, receiving the only two “Crystal Ball” picks from 247Sports experts. Two Rivals analysts project the former Hickory Ridge (Harrisburg, N.C.) star to ultimately pick the Blue Devils as well. (Former UVA star Ty Jerome has other ideas.)
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Moving back to class of 2022 news, Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL) wing Brice Sensabaugh announced on Instagram his plans to reveal his final four school this Friday, August 20 at 3 p.m. EST. The 6’6”, 220-pound senior, a 3-star prospect who has seen his recruiting stock take off this spring and summer, revealed a top eight of Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Virginia in late July. (Highlights below courtesy of Inside the Hall.)
Sensabaugh reportedly has scheduled visits to Georgia Tech and Alabama for the coming weekends, so it’s safe to assume those two programs will make the next cut. He visited Florida and Vanderbilt unofficially in June.
Virginia boasts two commitments – 6’4” combo guard Isaac McKneely and 6’5” wing Leon Bond – in class of 2022 recruiting. Head coach Tony Bennett currently has four scholarships available to use in the class. Forward Isaac Traudt, a 6’9” prospect out of Nebraska, remains atop the wish list. UVA is battling Creighton, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, and now Gonzaga and Texas for the skilled senior.
Should Sensabaugh eliminate UVA, Traudt and Dunn would seemingly be the focus of Coach Bennett and company as the November Early Signing Period for the class of 2022 is now less than three months away.