Red-Shirt Or Not, Jay Huff Excited For First Year

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Jay Huff arrives at the University of Virginia as a skilled 6’11” prospect with outside shooting range beyond the 3-point line. Under-the-radar at the time he committed to UVA, Huff concluded his high school career as a state champion and also ranked as a consensus 4-star prospect. Still, with his slender build, he is a bit of a wildcard as far as this coming season is concerned. A red-shirt season is a possibility; however, it’s not a certainty.

Unlike his classmates Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome, Huff did not play on the major AAU circuits. The lack of exposure didn’t stop Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett from offering the talented big man back in the spring of 2015. In May of 2015, Huff accepted the offer.

Following an outstanding senior season in which he helped Voyager Academy (Durham, N.C.) capture an NCHSAA 1-A boys state championship, Huff graduated from Voyager Academy on May 26, and, along with his aforementioned classmates, began classes at the University of Virginia yesterday. Prior to his arrival, Huff took some time with TheSabre.com to discuss a variety of topics, including…

What he is looking forward to doing most after arriving on Grounds…

“I’m looking forward mainly to getting to know the teammates I’m playing with, getting to know the campus a little bit. I haven’t been on campus all that much. It’ll be good to get that out of the way this summer.”

The relationship he has developed with De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome prior to starting

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