VCU makes final 10 for elite 5-star recruit Armando Bacot

Armando Bacot, a top-25 5-star national recruit for the 2019 class and a Richmond native, has trimmed his potential schools list to 10, a list that includes VCU.

Bacot’s other final 10 consists of Kansas, Duke, UNC, Virginia Tech, UVA, Villanova, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Georgetown.

The 6’9 235-pound monster has burst onto the national scene at local Trinity High School and during summers with his AAU club, Team Loaded, earning his way into ESPN top-25 and a composite ranking of 16th nationally according to 247Sports.com. He capped his sophomore season off with a 36-point, 14-rebound double-double in this past season’s prep league championship then carried that momentum into a successful summer with Team Loaded VA, winning the 17U Adidas Uprising Championship.

Bacot has taken visits from a who’s who of nationally elite coaches and the Rams could have an uphill battle in securing the big man’s services for what could be a one-and-done year wherever he ultimately chooses to play.


VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd...