The University of Virginia men’s basketball program signed a pair of point guard prospects, Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA) standout Devon Hall and Crespi (Encino, CA) star London Perrantes, in the Early Signing Period in the class of 2013. Here is the latest on how each player is performing in his senior season…
Cape Henry Collegiate kicked off its 2012/2013 season by playing in the Good Counsel Invitational in Olney, MD. The Dolphins opened the tourney with a 60-39 win over Calvert Hall, and they defeated Good Counsel, 66-65, in round two. In the championship game, St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) downed CHS, 63-60. The loss was CHC’s first since the 2010/2011 season.
After the loss, the Dolphins rebounded with wins over Christchurch and Riverdale Baptist (no. 5 in the Washington Post preseason poll) to improve to 4-1 on the year. Up next is a home game against Fuqua School on December 14.
Stats for Hall in the last three games could not be found, but the 6’5″, 205-pound senior scored 12 and 10 points in his team’s first two games.
Crespi has played five games thus far. After falling to West Ranch by four in the season opener, the Celts split four games in the Jim Harris Memorial Invitational. Crespi opened the tournament in fine fashion, downing West Valley by a score of 87-47. After losing to Compton, 66-60, the Celts rebounded with a 63-54 win over Warren. Crespi concluded the tournament with a 71-62 loss to Clovis West.
The 6’1″, 180-pound Perrantes scored 23 points in Crespi’s season opener. He had 10 points and 10 assists against West Valley, a game seen by Fox Sports Next West Coast Recruiting Analyst Josh Gershon.
“London Perrantes racking up assists in first half. Very talented passer. Great fit for Tony Bennett’s system at Virginia,” Gershon tweeted during the West Valley game.
Perrantes’ stats in the loss to Compton could not be found, but he produced in each of the next two games. The standout senior had 16 points in the win over Warren, and on Saturday night he had 17 points and nine assists in the loss to Clovis West.
Crespi takes the court again on December 14, when it faces North Hollywood in the opening round of the San Fernando Valley Invitational.