Even though it was Labor Day, there certainly was no down time for college commitments, as two West coast guards made their pledges.
First, point guard London Perrantes announced he was heading to Virginia.
“I am happy to say . . . I have verbally committed to the University of Virginia! #HooNation,” Perrantes tweeted.
One minute later, athletic guard Jaron Hopkins decided he was heading to the Pac-12.
Perrantes, a 6-foot lead guard from Crespi Carmelite (Calif.), is one of the best pure point guards on the West Coast. He's a pass-first player with a high basketball IQ who has improved his ability to score on his own.
He saw his stock rise over the summer, picking up a number of offers, including Illinois, Washington State, USC, Arizona State and Virginia. There was talk Perrantes would make his commitment in October on his birthday, but he took a trip to Charlottesville this weekend and didn't want to wait any longer.
Hopkins is a very talented prospect who has the potential to play both guard positions. He's 6-foot-4 with length and athleticism, and he has great vision for his size. When Hopkins puts it all together on the court, he's difficult to defend.
Colorado had been pursuing Hopkins harder than anyone else for most of the summer, although the No. 98-ranked prospect was also hearing from USC, Arizona, Washington State, UNLV, Oregon State and others. Hopkins is Colorado's first commitment in the 2013 class.