Virginia Basketball Recruiting Notes: Isaac McKneely Passes 1,000-Point Mark

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In the second game of his junior season, University of Virginia basketball commit Isaac McKneely scored the 1,000th point of his high school career.

McKneely, a 6’4”, 185-pound shooting guard, scored 21 points as Poca (W.V.) fell to Nitro on Wednesday (March 9), 63-51. According to the Gazette-Mail, Nitro (2-0) is the No. 4-ranked boys varsity basketball program in Class AAA while Poca is No. 1 in Class AA.

McKneely scored 14 points in Poca’s season-opening win at Chapmanville on March 5. The Dots (1-1) look to rebound against Logan High School (2-1) on March 11.

Click here to watch the entire Poca/Nitro game on Facebook, courtesy of Video Productions (VideoStreamWV). McKneely is wearing jersey no. 10 in white.

Article On UVA Target Klintman

Basketball recruiting service website NetScouts Basketball has a series titled “Meeting Top International Prospects with NetScouts Basketball.” The latest subject of the series is skilled 6’8” forward Bobi Klintman, who has been offered a scholarship by Virginia.

Klintman, who is a member of the class of 2022, attends RIG Mark Academy in Sweden. He tells Simeon Marinov, Director of European Scouting for NetScouts, that he is considering attending high school in the United States to close out his high school career.

Kansas, Nebraska, Rutgers, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Utah join UVA in having offered Klintman. An early plus for the Hoos is that Klintman believes his game resembles that of a former UVA star who is now with the Atlanta Hawks.

“I really like watching Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard and LeBron James because they are my favorite players, but if I study a player, I study [De’Andre] Hunter,” Klintman said in the “Meeting Top International Prospects” feature, which you can read in full by clicking here. “I can see some similarities between me and Hunter and I am not only watching his NBA games, but I also watch some of his college games.”

Senior Year Decision For Traudt?

Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers has posted a new report on Grand Island (NE) forward Isaac Traudt. In the article, Weingarten asks the 6’9” junior if he has a commitment timeline.

“I really don’t know yet, but, if I had to give a guess I would say sometime during my senior year,” Traudt answered. Click here to read the full report (free) on StockRisers.com.

In our EDGE feature profile on posted last Friday, Traudt listed Virginia as one of the schools he wanted to visit once the recruiting dead period came to an end.

“I’d like to get out there as soon as I can,” Traudt said of Virginia, one of over 20 high-major schools that has offered a scholarship to the sharpshooting forward. He also has received interest from Gonzaga and North Carolina, among others. “Being able to visit the school is important to me.”

How many schools does Traudt want to visit?

“I don’t know. Probably quite a bit,” Traudt answered to TheSabre.com. “I’d like to probably see 10 other schools pretty fast once I can … I hope more than that.”

Click here to read the full EDGE feature profile on Traudt, who has a favorable impression of the Virginia program.

“I think it would be a pretty good fit for me,” Traudt said of UVA. “I like how they play offensively, how they utilize their wings like Sam Hauser, and even big guys like Jay Huff on the perimeter too. [Coach Bennett] showed me film of Sam coming off screens and shooting 3s, but also initiating actions. I definitely like their priority on defense with the Pack Line. We run something similar at our school. I think I could potentially go in and pick it up pretty fast. Off the court, I’m a big fan of Coach Bennett. I like how he is open about his faith because that’s how I am and I think it’s cool.”

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