UVA commit McCorkle sees a fit in 'Hoos system

GREENSBORO, N.C. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- When Virginia coaches suggested to Carson McCorkle and his family he should reclassify to the 2020 recruiting class and come a year earlier it was a "no-brainer."

"It'll be a lot of fun, it's a dream come true for me," McCorkle said, "So every chance I get to make the best of my opportunity and just to have fun with it."

The three-star guard out of Greensboro, N.C. was Tony Bennett's first commitment in the Class of 2020, before four-star point guard Reece Beekman joined him on Thursday. McCorkle is rated among the top 150 players in the country in 2020 by 247 Sports, Rivals and ESPN.

McCorkle sees an easy fit in the Wahoos' blocker mover system on offense just like a recent Cavalier guard.

"I think I play a lot like Kyle Guy, I think in terms of their offense, the way he moves, off the ball screens and setting screens kind of just getting himself open," McCorkle said, "I think that's something that I can do very well and I think in their offense it's something I'll be a lot similar too."

Greensboro Day School Coach Freddy Johnson says McCorkle's game will be a great fit in today's college basketball.

"[Tony Bennett] likes how Carson plays, he likes that he can really shoot the basketball and I think in today's game, they moved the three-pointer back now in college and that's going to help Carson."



 
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