St. Thomas transfer Andrew Rohde commits to Virginia

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St. Thomas freshman guard transfer Andrew Rohde has committed to Virginia, according to a report from

One of the nation’s top freshman scorers, the 6-foot-6 Wisconsin native had narrowed his transfer choices to UVA and Creighton.

“I chose Virginia because of the amazing coaching staff and culture. I felt a really special connection with Coach Bennett and the team. I’m really excited to continue to grow and develop around great people!” he told On3.

Rohde was an All-Summit League first-team selection and the conference’s Freshman of the Year, as he started all 26 games for St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn. He finished the season as the third-highest scoring freshman in the country with a 17.5 points-per-game average, along with 3.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds.

Rohde scored 20 or more points 12 times for the Tommies, including the last five games of the season, which included a 23-point effort against Oral Roberts. For the season, he shot 44.8 percent from the field, 34 percent from the 3-point line and averaged 33 minutes per game, as he led his team in scoring with 531 points.

After his sensational season, Rohde announced he had entered the NCAA transfer portal in late March. While some figured he would return to his roots and choose a Big Ten school, perhaps Wisconsin, instead Rohde has shown the most interest in Creighton and Virginia.

After an outstanding high-school career in Milwaukee, Wisc. (Brookfield Central), he was originally offered by DePaul, Bowling Green, Appalachian State, Western Michigan, Western Illinois, UW-Milwaukee and Illinois-Chicago. He was rated a 3-star, the No. 51 shooting guard in the country by 247Sports, and the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of Wisconsin.

At that point, Rohde was listed as a 6-4 guard, but has grown two inches since his senior year in high school.