Cavaliers currently hosting Kansas State point guard Ames

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: K-State Athletics

Virginia was scheduled to host Kansas State point guard Dai Dai Ames on Monday, a 6-foot-1 standout with three years of eligibility remaining.

Ames, a 4-star prospect in high school at Chicago’s Kenwood Academy, played in 31 games (starting 16) at Kansas State last season as a true freshman. He was considered the Wildcats’ top prospect, choosing K-State over Illinois, Maryland and others.

He averaged 5.2 points, 2.0 assists and 1.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 35.3 percent from the field and 33 percent from the 3-point arc. In K-State’s opening round loss to Iowa in the NIT, Ames played his best game of the season, scoring 16 points on 6 of 8 field goals (4 of 5 from the arc), and added 5 assists and 3 boards.

247Sports rated Ames the No. 51 overall prospect in his class, the No. 8 point guard in the nation and the top prospect out of Illinois. On3 ranked him No. 67, 14 and 2, respectively.