Two 2023’s offered by UVA visiting this week; a 2024 5-star planning a visit

By Jerry Ratcliffe

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Two basketball players from the 2023 recruiting class that hold offers from Virginia will make visits to the school within the next several days. Meanwhile, a top-25, 4-star prospect from the 2024 class announced he is planning to visit Virginia and North Carolina.

Jamie Kaiser, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound guard from Bishop Ireton in Alexandria, will be in Charlottesville on Thursday to meet with the UVA staff. Kaiser was offered by the Cavaliers on May 12 after a three-hour Zoom meeting with the staff.

Meanwhile, TJ Power, a 6-8, 210-pound small forward with guard skills, has set a visit to Virginia next Monday. Power is a 4-star from Worchester Academy in Shrewsberry, Mass. He led Worchester to a 23-7 record and a AA state title last season when he averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Kaiser is a three-level scorer with sniper skills from 3-point range in addition to a quick release. He previously played at Lake Braddock High School in Burke and is one of eight players UVA has offered from the 2023 class.

Kaiser holds offers from UVA, Wisconsin, Maryland, Georgetown, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Pitt, VCU, Davidson and TCU.

Power, who was named Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts after the season, is ranked No. 80 nationally by 247Sports Composite, No. 65 by Rivals and No. 82 by ESPN.

Power holds offers from UVA, Indiana, Notre Dame, Miami, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Providence, Marquette, UMass, Iowa, Georgia Tech, Creighton and UConn.

Jarin Stevenson, a 4-star in On3’s rankings, but a 5-star in the 247Sports Consensus, said he plans to visit UVA and UNC. He is a member of the 2024 recruiting class. He averaged 11.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for Team United in EYBL on the Under-16 circuit recently.

The 6-8, 190-pound standout from Pittsboro, N.C. holds offers from Carolina, Wake Forest and NC State. UVA and Florida State have shown interest but have not yet offered. 

“I saw some UNC coaches at most of my games this April,” Stevenson told On3. “Coach Hubert (Davis) and Coach (Jeff) Lebo mainly. I also saw the coaches from Virginia a lot. I don’t have any exact plans for visits yet this summer, but I expect I will try to go see UNC and Virginia again.

“When I go on visits this summer, I want to see the facilities and get a good feel for the campuses. I’ll look at the rooms on campus and all the gyms and areas they have for me to get better. I’d want to go around and meet more people around the school and programs, see how I fit with them.”

Stevenson said when he came to UVA, the coaches greeted him, and that he liked Tony Bennett’s “Five Pillars.”

“It is how I try to live my live as well,” the star said.

Stevenson added that he liked both UVA’s and UNC’s systems.

He has basketball in his bloodline with his father having played at Richmond (he was a 1,400-point scorer for the Spiders). His mother played at UNC.

 

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