It has been over 15 months since he verbally committed to the University of Virginia, but BJ Stith still has close to two more years before he steps on the basketball court as a Cavalier. Excitement at the prospect of following in his father Bryant’s footsteps and donning the orange and blue remains evident in the younger Stith.
“The sooner the better,” Stith answered when asked if he would sign a letter of intent next November, the earliest he can ink with the Hoos.
UVa is his future. At present, helping Brunswick’s (Lawrenceville, VA) boys varsity basketball squad, of which Bryant Stith is the head coach, capture a third straight Division 3 Group AA state championship is on the agenda. The standout guard has played a major part in the Bulldogs’ 6-0 start to the 2012/2013 season, scoring 22 points in a win over Virginia Beach (VA) Green Run, 19 points in a win over Williamsburg (VA) Lafayette, and 13 points in a 2-point win over perennial Group AAA power Petersburg.
The 6’5 1/2″, 195-pound Stith entered his junior season well regarded by national recruiting outlets. Rivals.com ranks him as a 4-star prospect and the no. 36 player in the nation in the class of 2014. ESPN.com and Scout.com rank Stith on the 4-star level as well, with ESPN placing him at no. 46 in the nation and Scout having him at no. 63 overall in the class of 2014.
Stith, whose team is on break until it hosts Highland Springs on December 27, took some time to answer questions on his team, his game, UVa, and more.
Catching Up With BJ Stith
Talk about the schedule Brunswick faces this year. It appears you have some tough tests, including one you already played against Petersburg. What is the mindset of the team when you face some of more talented teams?
“Definitely we try to schedule some of the toughest teams simply because we are one of the top teams in the state,” Stith said. “Our mindset each game is that we are going to get the ‘A’ game from every team we play, no matter if that is Group A,...
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