Virginia Basketball Recruiting Strategy Session: Spring Update

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As of the morning of April 2, Stadium Hoops college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman’s latest men’s college basketball transfer tally stands at 575 (click here for the complete list). Although there are plenty of transfer options out there this spring, the University of Virginia has not been reported with many. In the past week or so, though, a few transfers and a high school senior have emerged as possible Cavalier targets.


It’s not a surprise that Virginia has been largely quiet this spring in terms of pursuing transfers or high school seniors, and it’s because the Cavaliers have just one scholarship available for the 2020-21 season. There has been no attrition, leaving the Hoos’ projected 2020-21 roster looking like this …


Point Guards: Kihei Clark (Jr), Reece Beekman (Fr)

Wings: Tomas Woldetensae (Sr), Kody Stattmann (Jr), Casey Morsell (Soph), Jabri Abdur-Rahim (Fr), Carson McCorkle (Fr)

Combo Forwards: Sam Hauser (R-Sr), Justin McKoy (Soph)

Posts: Jay Huff (R-Sr), Papi Caffaro (R-Soph), Kadin Shedrick (R-Fr)

A familiar name to Cavalier fans – at least those who follow recruiting – surfaced on the transfer market last week. Guard Johnny Juzang, who chose Kentucky over UVA in the spring of 2019, announced he was transferring from Lexington.

UVA fans didn’t have time to get their hopes up. Minutes after Juzang tweeted his intentions, UK head coach John Calipari suggested the freshman combo guard wanted to play closer to his Los Angeles, California home. Juzang has since announced a final 6 that included some non-West Coast schools such as Notre Dame, Texas Tech and Villanova, but not UVA.

Virginia was also linked, at least according to a report by, with Gardner-Webb