UVa Targets in Boo Williams Tourney

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Juniors Sylven Landesberg and Andre Jones were just a few of UVa’s potential targets on display at the Boo Williams Invitational this past weekend. Landesberg, rated in the top 100 prospects in the country, played for the Metro Hawks while Jones, a 6-2 guard out of Nansemond River High School (Suffolk, VA), played for Boo Williams Summer League. Both prospects have drawn serious interest from the ‘Hoos.

A 6-5 recruit out of Holy Cross High School in Flushing (N.Y.), Sylven Landesberg is rated a 5-star prospect by Scout.com and a 4-star recruit by Rivals.com. Playing guard and wing forward, he averaged 27 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game this past season as a junior.

“I think I played pretty well,” Landesberg said of his junior season. “There are things I could have done better. I could have done a lot more for my team, but all in all I think I did pretty well.”

A versatile prospect, Landesberg could see action at the 1, 2 or 3 positions on the next level. He displays a good shooting stroke and is a smooth, controlled player out on the court. Going up against the competition he faces in his high school league has prepared him well for once he reaches the next level.

“Every team we play in our league is hard. There are no easy ones,” Landesberg said. “I see a lot of defenses thrown at me.”

Landesberg is drawing national interest, which includes interest from many ACC and Big East programs. UVa is among the schools involved.

“I’m supposed to stop by Virginia soon, but I’m not sure when I’ll be able to,” Landesberg said. “Virginia is high on my list, though.”

The talented recruit says “it’s kind of early still” to name any favorites, especially since he plans to wait until next spring to sign a letter of intent. For now, he’ll focus on helping the Metro Hawks capture a few AAU titles along the way towards his senior season.

The Metro Hawks are a talented bunch. Besides Landesberg, the team also features top junior big man Samardo Samuels.

The Hawks fell short in their quest for the Boo Williams title, which was captured once again by the Boo Williams Summer League squad. A pretty well known fact is that UVa is courting