Strategy Session: Virginia Basketball Recruiting In The Class Of 2019

This first “Strategy Session” feature for Virginia basketball class of 2019 recruiting comes on the heels of last weekend’s Live Evaluation Period, the first of five such periods that will take place this spring and summer. Before taking a look at where head coach Tony Bennett and company focused their efforts last Friday night through Sunday, here is the latest on the transfer front.

Wake Forest grad-transfer guard Keyshawn Woods has opted for Ohio State over Virginia. Woods’ decision means perimeter depth remains a concern for the Cavaliers heading into next season, unless another grad-transfer option emerges. Virginia does not appear to be involved with any high school senior prospects at this point.

The Cavaliers have three scholarship spots available for the coming season. We’ll see if anything new develops on the grad-transfer front; if not, it looks like Coach Bennett may just focus on using one or two of those available scholarships on traditional transfers with UNC Asheville combo guard MaCio Teague and Alabama combo forward Braxton Key — two sit-one, play-two players — the primary targets on the board.

The 6’3” Teague visited Louisville this past Sunday. I have since checked in with his high school coach, Ricardo Hill, to see if there were any other developments.