University of Virginia head men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett has made Isaac Traudt a priority in class of 2022 recruiting. Coach Bennett has maintained weekly contact with the 6’9” rising senior forward over the course of the past several months, while assistant coach Kyle Getter has kept in consistent contact as well. Traudt reciprocated UVA’s interest by making an official visit this past weekend.
After spending a few days on Grounds, the Grand Island, Nebraska native and consensus 4-star prospect was asked by Coach Bennett for his impressions.
“I just told him I was blown away with everything,” Traudt said. “I knew the staff were great people, but I didn’t know how the facilities were so amazing. The same with the campus. I knew it was historic, but it was more than I thought. I didn’t know there would be a cool college town either.”
Traudt detailed what impressed him about Virginia basketball’s facilities.
“JPJ was amazing,” Traudt said. “I love how everything is all there. The basketball court, workout facilities, everything is there. That’s really cool in my opinion. The brand new weight room thing blew me away.”
Coach Bennett’s goal for the weekend, Traudt said, “was to give me the best feel for UVA as he can. His pitch to me is he thinks I’d have a really good chance to be special there, that it would be a good opportunity for me and I have the potential to come right in and make an impact. He thinks me and [UVA class of 2022 guard commitment] Isaac McKneely could help them get back to the Final Four.”
What did Traudt think of Coach Bennett’s pitch?
“I agree with him,” Traudt answered. “I think Virginia could potentially be a good fit both on the floor and academically, and I think I fit the culture. It’s an intriguing option for me.”
McKneely was on Grounds as well making his official visit, and both class of 2022 prospects spent time with current Cavalier players.
“I feel like I fit in great with the guys,” Traudt said. “We were all at Coach Bennett’s house...
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