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.


A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...