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Author: HoozGotNext

I'm Kevin Cook, owner of Hooz Got Next.. UVA basketball recruiting specialist. Delivering the best in-depth coverage on the web. Follow on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for all the latest updates.

Recruiting Isn’t What it Used To Be

I’ve been thinking a lot about all the changes in recruiting I’ve noticed over the years. Not that I’ve been around doing this all that long. I started the HGN account on twitter four years ago, and lurked for several years before that. Since there’s not much else going on thanks to the COVID-19 dead […]

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Recruiting Rundown May 16th

Hoos make the cut for a pair of 5-stars Kendall Brown included Virginia in his Top 10 list released today. The 6’7 wing out of Sunrise Christian (KS) is ranked as the #16 prospect in the 2021 class according to the 247Sports composite. He was offered in February after coaches made recruiting rounds during a […]

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Recruiting Rundown 4/26

Despite all the restrictions due to COVID-19, the recruiting process is still moving along. Zoom meetings have taken the place of in-home visits. Coaches are doing more video study to make up for lost live evaluation periods. New scholarship offers are flying around, as normal for this time of year. The lesson learned so far […]

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Trey Murphy Chooses Virginia

Virginia fans received some great news today with the commitment of Rice transfer Trey Murphy. The 6’8 sharpshooter chose the Wahoos from a final four that included Villanova, Pittsburgh, and Houston. He plans to red-shirt next season, then will have two years of eligibility remaining. Murphy was Rice’s leading scorer, averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 […]

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Examining Trey Murphy’s Final Four

Rice transfer Trey Murphy trimmed his list of possible destinations down to a final four this afternoon. Virginia, Villanova, Pittsburgh, and Houston are left standing from over 40 programs that initially contacted him. The 6’8 guard/forward combo plans to redshirt next season, then will have two years of eligibility remaining. He averaged 14.7 points and […]

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Recruiting Rundown April 1st

The COVID-19 epidemic has kept coaches and recruits apart. But the late recruiting cycle goes on. Players will now need to make decisions without the benefit of visits. So called virtual tours and face time visits are being utilized, including by Tony Bennett and staff. Virginia currently has one open scholarship for next season. According […]

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Recruiting Rundown March 13

The coronavirus has brought an abrupt end to the college basketball season. Its impact won’t stop there as we transition into recruiting. Combined with a potential rule change that could allow transfers immediate eligibility, uncertainty is at an all-time high during an already chaotic time of year. There are more questions than answers right now. […]

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Recruiting Rundown Feb 28

Another week, another trip from Tony Bennett to watch top class of 2021 guard target Trevor Keels. This time, at the WCAC semifinals on Sunday. Jay Wright, Roy Williams, and Juwan Howard were among the other notable head coaches in attendance. Coach Williford is spending today at the VISAA semifinals, where Keels plays later this […]

CONTINUE READING Recruiting Rundown Feb 28 3 min read

Recruiting Rundown Feb 21

Class of 2021 Targets Tony Bennett and Jason Williford were at Paul VI in Fairfax on Sunday night, once again checking in on prized guard Trevor Keels. That’s been a frequent occurrence since the Fall. Elevated to a 5-star ranking by Rivals, Trevor has been one of the season’s biggest stock risers. He’s added February […]

CONTINUE READING Recruiting Rundown Feb 21 3 min read

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