B.J. Stith Transferring To Oak Hill Academy
Some of the best high school players in the nation are at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville for the 20th annual NBPA Top 100 Camp, including Class of 2014 Cavalier verbal commitment B.J. Stith.
"Playing today was really fun," says Stith. "It's a great opportunity to come in and play some of the best talent in the country. It's a great experience. I love playing against them, it lets me know where I'm at, and where I stand, so I can get better."
B.J. Stith spent the last three years winning state titles at Brunswick High School, but with his father/coach former UVa-great Bryant Stith now becoming the head coach at Old Dominion University, and older brother Brandan starting his playing career at East Carolina University, the youngest Stith, and future Cavalier, has decided to transfer to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season.
Stith says, "The thought process was, I just wanted to transfer to a better school, with better competition for my last year. Brunswick is moving down a division, so I wanted to get better, and go into an atmosphere that will get me ready for Coach Bennett at UVa."
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard says he has high hopes for coach Tony Bennett's team, both this season, and beyond.
"With the core coming back, and with the recruiting class in 2013, and hopefully 2014, the future is really bright here," says Stith.
As far as his future, the four-star recruit says he's just trying to live up to the family name.
"Very, very big shoes to fill," says Stith. "That's all I have to say. My dad was an outstanding player at UVa, and his legacy still lives on. People come here expecting me to be just as good as him, and hopefully I'll be able to live up to those expectations."
John Paul Jones Arena is hosting the Top 100 Camp for the 7th year in a row.