Hargrave Report: Wallace Impresses; UVa Targets Scott

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UVa has several interests in the Hargrave Military Academy postgraduate basketball program for the 2007 class. First and most obvious is Eric Wallace , the outstanding small forward prospect who committed to Coach Dave Leitao’s program earlier this summer. The second is Mike Scott, a talented power forward recruit whose interest from the staff appears to be growing significantly.

Eric Wallace

Eric Wallace joined the Cavs’ 2007 recruiting class.

Wallace played his junior season at Glenn High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. He transferred to Hargrave for better opportunities on and off the court and seems to be making the most of it.

“First of all, you recognize what type of person he is,” Hargrave Postgraduate Head Coach Kevin Keatts said. “He’s an unbelievable young man. The teachers he has have all told me how good of a student he has been so far. He works hard every day to make himself a special player. He works as hard as anybody.”

At 6-6, 210 pounds, Wallace is a tremendous physical specimen and is an outstanding leaper. He has a good looking shot, but is working hard to improve his small forward skills – he projects as a pure small forward on the next level, so improving his perimeter play is important for that next level.

“We want him to be more consistent,” Keatts said. “He’s going to be a small forward in college, but in high school he didn’t play small forward a lot because of his size. He has to work harder to be able to play outside. We want to get him to where he feels more comfortable on the perimeter.”

Keatts sees a lot of potential in Wallace, who is rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com.

“I think he can be a player who has the ability to score inside and outside,” Keatts said. Wallace averaged 18 points per

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