Top 200 Power forward TJ Power extended offer by Virginia

By Jerry Ratcliffe

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Tony Bennett has extended another offer for yet another 4-star small forward from the Class of 2023.

TJ Power, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward with guard skills, is the fifth 4-star prospect offered by Virginia in recent weeks. Power is from Worchester Academy in Shrewsbury, Mass., the same school that produced former UVA guard Rick Carlisle, now the head coach of the NBA’s Indianapolis Pacers.

Power led Worchester to a 23-7 record and the state AA title last season, while averaging 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He has since been named Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachussetts.

He is ranked No. 80 nationally by the 247Sports composite ratings, No. 65 nationally by Rivals and No. 82 by ESPN.

Virginia and Indiana were the latest schools to offer Power, both on Wednesday. They join a growing list of offers, including: Notre Dame, Miami, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Providence, UMass, Marquette, Iowa, Georgia Tech, Creighton and UConn.

The Cavaliers have also offered 6-8 power forward Milan Momcilovic, 6-10 power forward Blake Buchanan (who visited Charlottesville last weekend), 6-7 wing Andrej Stojakovic, and 6-4 shooting guard Taison Chatman, all 4-star prospects from the Class of 2023.