Player: Sardaar Calhoun

Class: 2018

HT: 6'5, 195 pounds

High School: Essex High School, Tappahannock VA

High School stats: 18 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 5 apg,

Basketball Achievement: Earned Conference 43 (Rappahannock River Conference) All Conference honors

AAU Team: Boo Williams WAWG

 

AAU Coach Evaluation: Sardaar is one of the best teammates I’ve ever coached as well as one of the most coachable players I've had. Whether he plays 25 minutes or 10 minutes he’s always locked in and encouraging teammates. He has NBA Athleticism right now! His mid-range game is automatic and he can also knock down the long ball. He’s a great rebounder for a guard as well as a really good defender. His potential is through the roof as he’s gotten better every tournament this year. Transitioning from single A ball at Essex HS where they play against smaller schools with regards to student population to a high level of AAU, I knew he would go through an adjustment period but he’s way ahead of the curve. The sky is the limit for Sardaar. – Coach Stefan Welsh, Boo Williams WAWG. Coach Welsh played at the University of Arkansas before playing in the NBA Development League and professionally in Canada.

Coach Frank says: Sadaar is an impressive physical player with a long, strong frame and great bounce. He combines a physical style of play with the soft touch and great range on a very consistent jumper and the handle to get to the basket and to create his own shot. He is a punishing finisher as he plays through contact often inviting contact and finishes extremely well. A big guard with elite athleticism, sound skills and vision, Sardaar has capably played either wing to the power forward position this summer and produced in each role as he possesses physical and fundamental versatility. He has powerful legs and great hang time! Sardaar can handle in traffic and is a good passer, hits the middle jumper at an impressively consistent rate. He can defend either wing possessing very good footwork and defensive technique and has proven to be an effective post defender both using his powerful body or simply by playing good position defense inside. Sardaar is an excellent rebounding guard, stays active and gets after it on both ends and brings great energy. Look for Sardaar to use this summer to put his name in the national conversation. He is certainly among the most impressive players both physically, athletically and fundamentally in Virginia's 2018 class.