At the end of the day, there didn't seem to be much question that B.J. Stith would end up following in his father's footsteps by committing to Virginia. It was just a matter of when.
Saturday, the 6-foot-4 sophomore shooting guard from Lawrenceville (Va.) Brunswick went ahead and made it happen during an unofficial visit with Tony Bennett and his Cavaliers staff.
"B.J. has always wanted to play for UVA," said Stith's summer coach Elvin Edmondson of Team Loaded. "His commitment is his dream becoming a reality."
A four-star prospect in his own right, Stith comes from great stock. His father, Bryant, is Virginia's all-time leading scorer and second all-time in rebounds. The elder Stith went on to average double digit scoring during a ten year NBA career.
The younger Stith doesn't yet play with the physicality of his father, but he rates quite high on the skill chart. A good athlete who can shoot and has excellent feel for the game, he's just starting to find himself as a player.
"B.J. is a combo guard that can play multiple positions," said Edmondson. "He's a great addition for the Hoos."
Stith is the first member of Virginia's 2014 class.
"He is a great kid, great student with a 4.0 GPA and an extremely hard worker," aid Edmondson. "UVA will be glad to have his commitment."