Tony Bennett offers 6-10 PF Buchanan; visiting UVA this weekend

By Jerry Ratcliffe

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Tony Bennett’s trip to Kansas City over the weekend is already paying dividends on the college basketball recruiting scene.

Virginia has been scouting Class of 2023 big man Blake Buchanan for more than an year, but Bennett liked what he saw in KC and offered Blake a scholarship. The 6-foot-10 power forward was so excited about the offer that he is planning an official visit to Charlottesville this weekend.

Buchanan, who hails from Lake City, Idaho, was playing for Hooptown Elite in a tournament in Kansas City while Bennett watched.

The big man, a stretch four who can also score inside, also holds offers from Gonzaga, Penn State, Oregon State, Washington State and Iowa.