Brick Oettinger’s Look at UVa’s 2008 Class

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Last week, the University of Virginia announced the signing of three players in the 2008 men’s basketball recruiting class. This week, caught up with Talent Evaluator Brick Oettinger for his analysis on Virginia’s three recruits as well as a look at the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference fall hauls.

UVa’s 2008 Fall Recruiting Class

Sylven Landesberg – 6-6, 195-pound G/WF, Holy Cross (Flushing, N.Y.). Rivals rank – 4 stars, #54 overall in the country; Scout rank – 4 stars, #38 overall.
John Brandenberg – 6-11, 235-pound C, DeSmet Jesuit (St. Louis, MO). Rivals rank – 4 stars, #68 overall; Scout rank – 4 stars, #81 overall.
Assane Sene – 7-0, 230-pound C/PF, South Kent (CT). Rivals rank – 3 stars; Scout rank – 3 stars.

Where Virginia’s recruits are ranked on’s Preseason Top 200 list…

Sylven Landesberg

BRICK: “This is a beginning of the season rankings. Obviously, we will have revised rankings after the season. We have Landesberg at 37 and Brandenburg at 136. We only go to 200 in the fall. In the spring, we go to 300 for the seniors. Right now, we only go to 200 and then we have “Others to Watch.” Sene is in that group. I would say if we went to 250 he would be in the next 50. We’d list Sene as a Top 250 guy.”

The impact of missing out on Benedictine (Richmond, VA) 5-star forward Ed Davis

BRICK: “I think Ed Davis was important because he was in-state and Virginia is kind of lacking in high-quality big guys. Ed Davis