Elijah Gertrude COMMITS to UVA!

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HOOOOOSSSSSS

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A more optimistic take on 2023 recruiting. Gertrude and Buchanan both those prototypical identified early kids UVA was once known for.

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Very nice! I’m giving most of the credit to @DFresh11 :wink: Talk to JWilly about making this a permanent position for you to land those North Eastern/New England city ballers.

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I second this… free beer for @DFresh11 anytime I’m in a bar with him!

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Does he tells @On3Recruits really mean he watched the commitment announcement on 247?

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2024 five man lineup of McKneely, Gertrude, Bond, Traudt, and Buchanan. You got shooting, the ability to drive the lane, rim protection, switchability 1-4, and athleticism all over the place. The bench is Dunn, Murray, an athletic transfer big, and two first years (probably a true PG and another wing). Final Four team right there.

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No yeah Tipton knows ahead of time so that he can make the edit. Also made the top 5 edit.

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Only Positive, but… why does every other Tipton commitment edit get our Championship trophy, except for us lol

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I know… it was just a joke… “tells me…” is in all his tweets…

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Not that you mention it, WTF is up with that lol.

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I know it’s kind of annoying, but does anyone have any players comparisons for Gertrude or maybe thoughts on his role for us that may be similar to past player(s)?

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He knows Gertrude will get the feeling of having his own trophy that these other kids won’t. Seems to be the only logical explanation.

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This isn’t a time for jokes. Elijah Gertrude is a Hoo.

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Jaden Ivey is a really good one that I’ve seen quite a bit.

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Family. He gets it

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We don’t have one. Which is what makes this really interesting.

@JoeBoxley mentioned Keon Johnson is he grows to 6’5, which is a good comparison (gertrude smoother jumper I think).

Edit: @UVApride7 and others as well mention Jaden Ivey which could be solid comps.

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  1. Glad he’s a Hoo.
  2. No idea where the connection broke down but he (and any other kid that announces on 247) deserves better than that shit show.
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