UVa Makes Big Impression On Jerome

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Jerome in AAU competition in July of 2014 (Photo Credit: Kelly Kline/Under Armour)
Jerome in AAU competition in July of 2014 (Photo Credit: Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

Following a weekend trip to Charlottesville, class of 2016 combo guard Ty Jerome says the University of Virginia is “at the top of my list.”

The 6’3” prospect, a product of Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.), was immediately impressed.

“I was in shock when I first got there,” Jerome wrote in a direct message via Twitter to TheSabre.com. “The basketball arena and the facilities are unreal, and so is the campus.”

Jerome was one of three top class of 2016 targets on Grounds this past weekend, joining Huntington Prep (W.V.) combo guard Curtis Jones and Blue Ridge (St. George, VA) power forward/center Mamadi Diakite. All three prospects were spotted in Scott Stadium watching UVa football take on UCLA. The New York native discussed what else was on the itinerary.

“I spent a good amount of time with Coach Bennett and the rest of the staff and I really trust them. They are an amazing staff. I also got to meet the guys briefly and went to a class with Justin Anderson. They seemed like a family and it was great to be around,” Jerome wrote.

“I did everything almost. I saw all of the facilities, spoke to all of the coaches, watched some film with [Tony Bennett], met with Coach Curtis, who seems like he is amazing at what he does.”

Bennett offered Jerome a scholarship this July. It seems clear that the Cavalier head coach thinks highly of the New Rochelle rising junior.

“Coach is ready for my commitment,” Jerome replied when asked what Bennett’s message was to