Strategy Session: Men’s Basketball

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The Virginia men’s basketball program broke out in 2013/2014, capturing ACC regular season and tournament titles before making a run to the Sweet 16. The focus now shifts to the recruiting trail, where UVa is looking to add to its 2014 class while also looking ahead to 2015 and especially 2016.

CLASS OF 2014

Projected Roster, 2014 Season (scholarship players only)
Seniors: Darion Atkins (PF)
Juniors: Justin Anderson (SG/SF), Malcolm Brogdon (SG/PG/SF), Anthony Gill (PF), Evan Nolte (PF), Mike Tobey (C)
Sophomores: London Perrantes (PG)
Freshmen: Devon Hall (R/S) (PG/SG/SF), Jack Salt (C), B.J. Stith (SG/SF), Isaiah Wilkins (PF)

Incoming Recruits, Class of 2014

Of the three recruits who signed with UVa last November, UVa head coach Tony Bennett said:

“We are certainly pleased and excited about welcoming Jack, B.J. and Isaiah into the Virginia men’s basketball family,” Bennett said. “All three of these student-athletes will bring a lot of intensity, skill, athleticism and character to our program. They are well-rounded student-athletes, who understand the worth of a degree from the University of Virginia. We are looking forward to their arrival next fall.”

Jack Salt, C, 6’10”, 230 pounds, Westlake (Auckland, New Zealand)

Still not a whole lot is known about Salt, but Coach Bennett has ties in New Zealand and thought enough of him to offer last summer. Salt visited, accepted the offer, and signed a letter of intent with the Hoos in November of 2013.

“Jack is still growing at 6’10″. This is an upside for any team,” Westlake Premier head coach Mark Jackson wrote about Salt. “He is still developing that athletic potential. He will get better and wants to get better. There is a passion and desire present. He wants to develop both his shot and his shot range. Athletic ability will improve further.”

B.J. Stith, SG/SF, 6’5”, 200 pounds, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)

I have seen B.J. play several times. From a physical standpoint, I’ve never seen him in as good a shape as he was in at the Dick’s National High School Tournament earlier

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