McKie "Re-offered" by UVa

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UVa head coach Tony Bennett and assistant coach Jason Williford traveled down I-64 to Richmond (VA) last Friday to see 6-7, 190-pound John Marshall High School standout Travis McKie , who is considered one of the top juniors in the state of Virginia. The forward, rated a 4-star prospect by and, will be a target of UVa’s new staff.

“Coach Williford and Coach Bennett came down and I worked out in front of them,” McKie said. “Afterwards, Coach Bennett told me he didn’t think I could shoot as well as I did. He re-offered me and wants me to come up. He told me a little bit about his offense. At Washington State he didn’t have the horses to go at a faster pace, but he said he’d do it in the ACC.”

McKie offered his initial impressions of Coach Tony Bennett.

“He is cool,” McKie said. “He seemed like a real nice guy. I didn’t know he played in the NBA.”

McKie indicated that he does plan to visit Virginia again – he has visited before, but when the former staff was in place – but has not yet set a date. Besides meeting Coach Bennett for the first time, another development appears to have helped the Cavaliers at least get back in the picture.

“[Tristan Spurlock sticking with Virginia] impacted me a lot because we talk every week,” McKie said. “If he would’ve left, I probably wouldn’t be looking at UVa. We’ve talked about playing together in college.”

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/adTags/boxArticles.html"); ?>This week, McKie has been visited by new Alabama head coach Anthony Grant and Wake Forest head coach Dino Gaudio. New VCU assistant coach and former UVa assistant coach Bill Courtney has stopped by recently as well. Wake Forest and VCU have been recruiting McKie for a while,