Checking In With UVa’s Basketball Recruits

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UVa has one class of 2015 signee in power forward Jarred Reuter and three class of 2016 verbal commitments in combo guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome and forward Sacha Killeya-Jones. Here is the latest on those four prospects, including short Q&As with Guy and Jerome.

REUTER RETURNING TO COURT SOON?

Jarred Reuter has been sidelined since before Thanksgiving with a thumb injury. Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) head coach Jason Smith said Reuter injured ligaments around the thumb, but added that the injury did not require surgery. The 6’8”, 245-pound senior has been out, though, since Thanksgiving.

“Hopefully, he will be back in action in the next week. We need him,” Smith wrote in an e-mail. “Fortunately, he’s still been able to do cardio while being unable to play/practice.”

Reuter had notable performances in the 2014 New Hampshire Prep Classic before getting injured. He had 12 points in a 78-48 win over Lee Academy and followed up with a 12-point, 9-rebound performance in a 75-72 win over Notre Dame Prep to capture the NHPC championship.

Brewster Academy is currently 14-0 heading into a January 16 matchup at New Hampton School.

VIRGINIA’S CLASS OF 2016

KYLE GUY

After starting the season with seven straight losses, Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN) has rebounded with four wins in its past seven games. The Bears dropped a close one on Wednesday night, falling to Pike by a score of 68-66.

Guy, a 6’2” junior, is averaging over 19 points per game. He averaged 17.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.2 turnovers and 1.6 steals per game through the first 10 games. The 4-star prospect was making 48-percent of his field goals, including 47-percent of his 3s and 81-percent of his free throws (stats according to MaxPreps), during this span.

Guy poured in 27 points in wins at Hamilton Southern and at home against Roncalli before the loss to Pike.

Lawrence Central had a day off on January 10, and Guy took advantage of the opportunity to see UVa play at Notre Dame. It was the first time Guy had ever seen the Hoos play in person. He plans to be in Charlottesville later this month

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