Virginia women sign Top 60 sharpshooter Kitchen from Charlotte

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: UVA Athletics

Virginia women’s basketball coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton could be described as a master chef when it comes to cooking up a recipe for how to build a program. She only added to that on Wednesday when she signed 4-star prospect Kamryn Kitchen for the upcoming season.

Kitchen, a 5-foot-9 shooter from Charlotte’s (N.C.) Independence High School, is ranked the No. 57 overall prospect in the country for the Class of ‘25, according to Hoop Gurlz, which is ESPN’s rankings.

“I’m very excited to officially welcome Kam into our family,” said Agugua-Hamilton, better known to UVA fans as simply Coach Mox. “Since her first visit to UVA a few years ago, it was clear that she would seamlessly fit into our culture.

“Kam is a high-character student-athlete who knows how to grind on and off the court. She is graduating from high school early and enrolling at UVA this August, which is a true testament to her dedication and work ethic. She is a shooter who has added so much versatility to her game over the past few years and is going to bring a different dynamic to our offense. Wahoo Nation, you are going to love her.”

Kitchen certainly has carved out a reputation as a superb shooter. She set the Independence record for 3-pointers made (200) in only three seasons and shot 42 percent from Bonusphere (54 percent from the field) as a junior last season. The sharpshooter was one of only 14 elite shooters in the country invited to Steph Curry’s shooting camp a year ago.

She is a two time all-district performer and was voted the Southwestern 4A Player of the Year in 2023.