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UVa Basketball Gets Verbal Commitment from NY Point Guard for 2016

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The UVa men's basketball team has gotten its first verbal commitment for the class of 2016.

Ty Jerome, a 6-foot-3, 175 pound point guard from Iona Prep School in Rochelle, NY, tweeted Tuesday that he'll play for coach Tony Bennett at Virginia.

Jerome tweeted "My lifelong dream is to play college basketball at the highest level - My family and I are proud to announce my commitment to UVA!! #Wahoo"

Jerome is rated a 4-star prospect by 247sports.   He also had offers from St. John's, Temple and Princeton to name a few.

Jerome averaged 14 points and five assists per game last year in prep school.

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