Sabre Scoop: Sam Hauser Visits UVa This Weekend

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Hauser Set To Visit

As has been reported previously, Stevens Point Area (Stevens Point, WI) class of 2016 small forward Sam Hauser will make an official visit to UVa this weekend.

Hauser, a 6’6”, 190-pound prospect, has a good all-around game but is an outstanding shooter. This past season, Hauser made 54.3-percent of his field goals including 50.6-percent (78 of 154) of his 3-point shots. He averaged 18 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while helping his high school to a Wisconsin Division 1 state championship.

UVa, which offered Hauser a scholarship the weekend of April 24-25, is currently the only official visit the standout small forward has scheduled. Sam’s father, David, told TheSabre.com that they are “working on dates” for officials to Marquette and Creighton but have not set anything as of yet.

Wisconsin is a school to watch. No scholarship offer at this point, but the Badgers reportedly touched base with Hauser earlier this week. Exactly where the Stevens Point star stands with Wisconsin scholarship-wise, though, is unclear.

This is a big weekend for UVa to impress Hauser. The Hoos have three quality shooters already in the class of 2016, but Coach Bennett would love to take Hauser as well. We’ll see what Sam thinks of Virginia after this weekend.

What We Are Hearing On Mamadi Diakite

Alongside his family, class of 2016 power forward/center Mamadi Diakite took an official visit to the University of Virginia last weekend. According to a source, Diakite and his family had a great experience on Grounds.

So what’s next? As you might have figured out by now, this recruitment is a complicated one. Our source indicates that there is a good possibility this recruitment will be over by the end of this month. Southern Cal and Washington received official visits as well, and as of now both schools remain in contention.

I like UVa’s chances at his point, but frankly I wouldn’t get too excited about anything until Diakite makes his announcement. If Mamadi does not commit this month and decides to wait, I expect Coach Bennett

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