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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:55 am | Updated: 11:40 am, Wed Sep 18, 2013.

Virginia's "mystery" recruit has finally been revealed.

On Wednesday, sources confirmed to the Daily Progress that UVa has received a verbal commitment from Jack Salt, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound high school center from New Zealand.

Salt chose Virginia over St. Mary's, Boise State, Wake Forest and Pitt, among others.

Sources say that UVa coach Tony Bennett, who used to play and coach professionally in New Zealand, used his connections in the country to land Salt.

Salt joins B.J. Stith and Isaiah Wilkins in UVa's 2014 class.

Sources say Bennett believes Salt has tremendous upside. Apparently, Bennett preferred Salt to big man Martin Geben, who recently committed to Notre Dame.

The Cavaliers still have one scholarship remaining, which they hope to give to Benedictine guard Robert Johnson. The Richmond native will announce his decision on Friday -- he's choosing between UVa, North Carolina, Indiana and Florida State.

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  • Whitelaw "Whitey" Reid
  • UVa Beat Writer
  • E-mail: whitey365@gmail.com
  • Whitelaw Reid has covered Virginia men's basketball, tennis, soccer and lacrosse for The Daily Progress since 2005. In 2010, Whitey won an APSE award in Project Reporting for his work on "The Six Shooters," a series on UVa coach Tony Bennett's inaugural recruiting class. During his career, Whitey has also been recognized for his achievement by the San Diego Press Club and the Virginia Press Association. In his spare time, the New York City native gives Spike Lee a run for his money as the biggest Knicks' fan on the planet.

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