Strategy Session: 2014 Class Needs

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The UVa men’s basketball program signed two point guards in the class of 2013. Devon Hall and London Perrantes will officially enroll in early June. Guard BJ Stith is Virginia’s lone rising high school senior commitment to date, leaving two scholarships available to use in the class of 2014. In this “Strategy Session,” I break down the projected 2014 season roster and look at which positions the staff may be targeting in 2014 class recruiting.


Projected 2014/2015 Season Roster (Scholarship Only, By Class)

Seniors: Darion Atkins

Juniors: Justin Anderson , Taylor Barnette, Malcolm Brogdon , Anthony Gill, Teven Jones , Evan Nolte , Mike Tobey

Sophomores: Devon Hall , London Perrantes

Freshmen: BJ Stith

Projected 2014/2015 Season Roster (Scholarship Only, By Position)

Point Guard: T. Jones, Hall, Perrantes

Combo Guard: Brogdon

Two Guard: Barnette, Stith

Small Forward: Anderson

Power Forward: Atkins, Gill, Nolte

Center: Tobey

Scholarship Breakdown

I created the “combo guard” position for Brogdon because of his ability to play any of the perimeter positions. The 6’5″ rising red-shirt sophomore could be the answer at the point, but if one of the other point guards takes control he could play the two or the three.
Virginia should have good depth on the perimeter in the 2014/2015 season, but there is room for another wing forward, a position I see the staff addressing in the 2014 class. BJ Stith could grow into the role of small forward, but for now I see him as more of a two. More depth is needed in the low post as well.

The 6’5″, 195-pound Stith, who appears bound for Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) after three productive