Mutual Interest Between UVA, Nassir Little

Oakleaf (Orange Park, FL) rising junior guard/forward Nassir Little made basketball a primary focus in the seventh grade.

“I had just started playing,” recalled Little, who tried football when he was younger but admitted it wasn’t his sport. “I was just watching the greats playing in the NBA and in college basketball at the time. I told myself, ‘I’m going to make it.’”

The decision was a wise one. The 6’6”, 210-pound wing, who averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals per game last season as a sophomore, has become a high-major Division 1 basketball recruit. As of June 15, you can count Virginia among the schools that have offered.

“It was one of those kinds of moments where you can’t really believe it,” Little said, recalling the conversation he and coach Bennett had the day he was offered. “It was a long conversation. I don’t remember everything. He was asking how it was to live in Virginia (Little lived in Richmond until he was six). He was comparing me to some of the other players in his program.”