New offer by Virginia for prolific 2024 Kentucky high school scorer Perry

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Travis Perry (Photo: Matt Stone, Louisville Courier Journal)

Virginia has entered the race for a player who could erase all of the state of Kentucky’s high-school scoring records before he’s done.

On Monday, 6-foot-2, 4-star point guard Travis Perry of Eddyville, Ky. (Lyon County H.S.), announced on his Twitter account that “after a great conversation with Coach (Tony) Bennett and Coach (Kyle) Getter, I’m excited and blessed to have received an offer from the University of Virginia.”

The Cavaliers are the latest to jump onboard the Perry recruiting train. He already holds offers from Kentucky, Purdue, Michigan, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Stanford, Creighton and others.

Perry has taken official visits to Michigan and Purdue in addition to an unofficial to Kentucky last weekend.

He is rated No. 93 overall nationally in the recruiting class of 2024 by 247Sports, and the No. 15 point guard. 247 rates him as the top prospect in the state of Kentucky for 2024.

Perry, who plans to cut his list to between 8 and 10 schools before his junior season begins, enters that junior year with 3,000 points scored and two years remaining. He has a chance to obliterate the all-time Kentucky high school scoring record of 4,337 points by Kelly Coleman.