A Look at Coach Leitao’s Fall Haul

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UVa’s 2007 men’s basketball recruiting class consists of three guards – Penn Charter (Philadelphia, PA) 6’0”/6’1” point guard Mike Scott. For a deeper look into this class, TheSabre.com called upon the evaluation talents of Prepstars.com Talent Evaluator Brick Oettinger and Scout.com National Recruiting Director Dave Telep.

Overall impressions…

Brick Oettinger: I think Virginia’s done OK, but I’ve got them in that next five in the ACC. I have that first five and then there is the next five with minor differences among them. There is Maryland, Boston College, Wake Forest, Miami and Virginia.

Jeff Jones

I actually have Virginia with a B-minus/B in terms of its recruiting grade with one top 100 prospect in Jeff Jones , who originally committed to Maryland but then backed off and signed with Virginia. Jeff Jones is a two-guard. He’s going to have an opportunity to play it looks like. You lose your wing guard as a senior and there is a good chance your point guard Singletary will go to the NBA early – well, it wouldn’t be a surprise, we’ll put it that way. Jones is going to have an opportunity. I’m higher on him than I am on Sam Zeglinski or Mustapha Farrakhan for that matter. You could also add Calvin Baker as a walk-on transfer if you want to. I liked Calvin Baker in high school. I thought he was a total steal for William & Mary. So, counting Baker, you have four guards coming in next year.

(Editor’s note: Brick’s rankings were released prior to Mike Scott’s decision. Scott’s decision and his impact on UVa’s rating will be reflected in the spring ratings.)

Brick’s take on Mike Scott’s decision and how it impacts UVa’s rating right now: We had them at B-/B, but it