Virginia basketball has reportedly extended a new scholarship offer in the class of 2021. Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.com tweeted on Thursday that Westtown (Norristown, PA) combo guard Jalen Warley is the latest rising high school senior to receive an offer from the Hoos.
Virginia just offered five-star junior Jalen Warley, he told @Stockrisers. Will cut down his list next week. Highly-touted guard with 25+ offers.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) June 4, 2020
Warley, who measures in at around 6’4” or 6’5”, also holds scholarship offers from Creighton, Florida State, Illinois, Louisville, LSU, Marquette, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, NC State, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State and Pittsburgh, among others. He plans to narrow his list of schools on June 7.
Warley’s father and uncle played for St. Joseph’s and head coach Phil Martelli, who now serves as an assistant coach at Michigan.
Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN rank the Pennsylvania rising senior as a 4-star recruit. Warley is rated among the top 38 prospects in the nation in his class by all three sites – Rivals has him at no. 21, 247Sports at no. 27, and ESPN at no. 38.
“His IQ is off the charts and now his skill level has caught up to his IQ,” Westtown head coach Seth Berger told Phil Anastasia of The Philadelphia Inquirer in this January 2020 article on Warley, who scored 19 points in Westtown’s 72-59 win over Malvern Prep in the 2020 PAISAA boys basketball championship.
Marc Stern of Capitol Hoops produced clips from Westtown’s 67-62 win last season over a Hamilton Heights (TN) team that features Division 1 recruits Samson Ruzhentsev (Florida) and Bayron Matos-Garcia (New Mexico). Warley dons the no. 2 power blue jersey.
Here are more YouTube highlights of Warley courtesy of MJ LJ.
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