UVA announces Bliss will reclassify to ’23, redshirt this fall

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

Virginia men’s basketball has signed Christian Bliss, Dean and Markel Families Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tony Bennett announced Wednesday.

Bliss (Whitestone, N.Y./George School, Pa.) is a 6-4, 200-pound skilled guard who was named Non-Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Player of the Year after averaging 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in 2022-23. He led George School to its first Friends League championship and runner-up finish at the state championship. Bliss will reclassify from the class of 2024 to join the Cavaliers this fall and redshirt the 2023-24 season.

“We are excited and fortunate to add Christian to our basketball program,” Bennett said. “Christian is a talented and competitive guard who plays with great feel. His redshirt season will allow him to focus on his strength and conditioning with coach (Mike) Curtis as well as his overall skill development. Christian comes from an outstanding family who values a degree from the University of Virginia.”