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ANDREW SHURTLEFF/THE DAILY PROGRESS Virginia head coach Tony Bennett reacts to a play during the second half of the game Thursday at the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, NY. Virginia defeated Louisville 75-58.

Virginia landed its first commitment in the Class of 2021 on Friday when Carson McCorkle announced his decision to play for the Cavaliers via Twitter.

“I am very excited to announce my commitment to play my college career for Coach Tony Bennett and The University of Virginia!” McCorkle wrote. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way. Go Wahoos!!!!”

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound shooting guard had offers from Baylor, Butler, Clemson and Florida, among others. He attends Greensboro Day School in North Carolina.

Virginia associate head Jason Williford hinted at the commitment on Twitter on Friday morning, writing: “It’s a GREAT day to be a Wahoo!”

McCorkle is the first commitment in the Class of 2021. Virginia doesn’t yet have a commitment in its 2020 class. According to Verbal Commits, McCorkle was the only player that had received an offer in the 2021 class.

Virginia still has six open scholarships for that season.

McCorkle was on the 2018 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Men’s Basketball Team. He averaged 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists as a freshman in high school.

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Sam Blum is The Daily Progress' University of Virginia sports reporter. Contact him at (434) 978-7250,, or on Twitter @SamBlum3.

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