UVA’s Coach Mox pulls off recruiting bonanza with commitment from Louisa 4-star guard McGhee

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: twitter.com/o_mcghee2023

Virginia women’s basketball pulled off a big-time get on Thursday evening when 4-star combo guard Olivia McGhee from nearby Louisa County announced she had committed to the Cavaliers.

The highly sought after, 6-foot-3 McGhee had 27 offers and had narrowed her list to 11 schools before choosing Virginia over Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Michigan and others.

She averaged 22.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.2 steals and 1.4 blocked shots as a junior last season for Louisa County High School. She has transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for her senior year.

McGhee started playing for Louisa’s junior varsity as an eighth-grader and quickly moved up to the varsity as a freshman. She is a three-level scorer who can push the tempo, and has great size for her position.

A native of Mineral, she is ranked the No. 35 overall prospect in the nation for the Class of 2023 by ESPN HoopGurlz and the No. 11 guard in the country.

This is considered a recruiting coup in college women’s basketball by Virginia coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton, known affectionately to her team and fan base as “Coach Mox,” who took over the UVA program in late March.


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