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Virginia offers 5-star forward Jaemyn Brakefield

Hoos looking to fill the last spot in the 2020 class.

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The Virginia Basketball season gets underway Wednesday (September 25) as practice starts, but Head Coach Tony Bennett hasn’t slowed down since the Cavaliers won the National Championship back in April.

Bennett offered 2020 power forward Jaemyn Brakefield on Tuesday evening, according to Brakefield’s personal Twitter:

The 6’9, 215 pound forward is rated a 4-star recruit by Rivals and attends Huntington Prep in Huntington, West Virginia. He has offers from Auburn, Louisville, Ole Miss, Kansas, Michigan, UCLA, Michigan State, West Virginia, and more. Brakefield has an official visit scheduled with Louisville this coming weekend, and officials scheduled with Michigan and Ole Miss in October. He visited Auburn earlier this month.

Per ESPN, Brakefield is the No. 23 overall recruit and a 5-star. If Brakefield joined the Cavaliers, he would be part of a red-hot 2020 class that includes ESPN100 No. 31 Jabri Abdur-Rahim, No. 41 Reece Beekman, and Carson McCorkle. Marquette transfer Sam Hauser will also be eligible with the 2020 class.

Brakefield’s game features outside shooting, a tough game in the post, and, of course, defense. Check out some highlights:

He is the 15th highest recruit in the 2020 class that hasn’t yet committed, and the Hoos will have a bit of an uphill battle as Brakefield has already had two officials and has two more scheduled. Bennett got in to this one late, but Brakefield is a player to keep an eye on.

Here’s the current scholarship breakdown for the Cavaliers:

Virginia Basketball Scholarships

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Mamadi Diakite Jabri Abdur-Rahim Jabri Abdur-Rahim Jabri Abdur-Rahim Jabri Abdur-Rahim
Braxton Key Reece Beekman Reece Beekman Reece Beekman Reece Beekman
Jay Huff Jay Huff OPEN OPEN OPEN
Tomas Woldetensae Tomas Woldentensae OPEN OPEN OPEN
(Sam Hauser) Sam Hauser OPEN OPEN OPEN
Frankie Badocchi OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Kody Stattmann Kody Stattmann Kody Stattmann OPEN OPEN
Kihei Clark Kihei Clark Kihei Clark OPEN OPEN
Francisco Caffaro Francisco Caffaro Francisco Caffaro Francisco Caffaro OPEN
Casey Morsell Casey Morsell Casey Morsell Casey Morsell OPEN
Kadin Shedrick Kadin Shedrick Kadin Shedrick Kadin Shedrick OPEN
Justin McKoy Justin McKoy Justin McKoy Justin McKoy OPEN
OPEN Carson McCorkle Carson McCorkle Carson McCorkle Carson McCorkle

You can see the 2019-20 Hoos in action on October 12 in the Pepsi Blue-White Scrimmage. The event will tip at 3pm with the women’s game, followed by the men’s scrimmage and Meet the Team Day.