The mailbag is back. Loaded with fan questions about Virginia’s recruiting, summer practices, lineups combinations, and more. What have you heard from summer practice, who has made a leap? @KeepingUpWithG8 That’s not really my beat, but there’s always a little gossip that escapes from summer practices. Armaan Franklin and Kadin Shedrick are the two I’ve […]
Leon Bond announced his commitment to Virginia today. The 6’6 wing out of Wauwatosa East HIgh School in Wisconsin chose the Hoos over Cincinnati and Marquette. Currently rated as a four-star prospect and the #42 overall player by 247Sports, Bond joins guard Isaac McKneely in Tony Bennett’s class of 2022. Leon Bond’s Recruitment Bond came […]
Image (Hoop Group) The third and final AAU live period of the year ended on Sunday. Virginia coaches have been out and about all weekend. It was their last chance to see most 2022 recruits before they start moving forward with their decision making. Virginia Head Coach Tony Bennett made stops in four locations. He […]
(Les Nicholson Photo) After a long dry spell during the dead period, scholarship offers have suddenly started flowing. Virginia has extended four new offers this week, and a total of six over the last month. All are results of live period evaluations. There will be more to come too. They’ll be back out this weekend. […]
It was another weekend on the road for Tony Bennett and the Virginia coaching staff, the second of three AAU live periods. They’re recruiting and evaluating for classmates to add next to stud guard Isaac McKneely in the 2022 class, as well as setting the table for 2023. Things were more spread out this week. […]
The Virginia coaching staff were on the road from Thursday through Sunday for the first of three AAU live evaluation periods. Atlanta and Birmingham were the hot spots.
In this VIP Intel Report, I look at some adjustments Virginia is making in recruiting and share a few whispers we’re hearing from summer practices. New Recruiting Environment Recent NCAA rule changes have complicated recruiting, especially for programs like Virginia that try to build for the long haul. Everybody has had this Spring to […]
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(Image: Impact Sports Network) For two straight weekends, Virginia coaches have been out watching recruits at NCAA certified events as part of the scholastic live evaluation periods. It can be chaotic. Coaches are flying around. Tony Bennett alone has been in six different locations. Lots of names get mentioned. So I’m here to try to […]
(Image: Grant Traylor) The Virginia coaching staff hit the road this weekend for the first of two scholastic live evaluation periods. It’s the first time Division-1 coaches have been able to watch potential recruits in-person in over 15 months. During these two weekends, players participate with their high school teams. Not every state holds events. […]