#31 - Justin Tuoyo
Position: Forward
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Hampton, Ga.
Previous School: Lovejoy
Height: 6-9
Weight: 220

QUICK HITS:

· Praised for his ability to clean the class and block shots on the defensive end
· Knack for affecting the game without having to score a point
· His game has been compared to former Mississippi State star and current member of the Miami Heat Jarvis Vanardo

PRIOR TO VCU:

· Tuoyo was a major player in the state of Georgia and was ranked in the top-20 in the state by many of the major recruiting services.  He was also ranked as high as 84th nationally.
· Averaged a double-double and earned All-State accolades during his senior season.
· As a junior, Tuoyo led his Lovejoy squad to the quarterfinals of the Georgia State 4A playoffs, averaging 12 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game.  
· Drew recruiting interest from Virginia Tech, Memphis, Richmond and Georgia Tech.

COACH SMART ON JUSTIN:

“Justin is a phenomenal kid with major upside on both ends of the floor. His ability to run the floor and block shots make him a unique talent.”



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