It's not just those wearing orange-and-blue glasses who are excited about next year's UVA basketball first-year class. Drew Cannon of Basketball Prospectus has high expectations for Justin Anderson, Evan Nolte, and Mike Tobey, all members of the ESPNU Top 100. Cannon projects the stats we will see next season from each of the three future Hoos (and other new ACCers) in this post on KenPom's site. None of them are expected to eclipse Mike Scott's 100% shooting percentage (or something) from last season, but I'll take it. Hat tip to @rmj_equals_hero for passing this along!
Former UVA star Mike Scott is the first prospect listed in SI.com's most underrated NBA draft guys. You've heard it before: on the plus side, he can score from all over the place. On the downside, he's old and has a bum left ankle.
Hultzen continues to rack up the accolades as he did last year! Danny was named to this year's Futures Game which will be held Sunday, July 8th (national holiday). His appointment marks the first time a UVa alum has been asked to play in the game!
He is the first player to be named first-team All-Tidewater in his first two seasons since Justin Upton in 2002 and 2003. And on Monday, just days removed from his sophomore year of high school, Cody gave a verbal commitment to Virginia... Cody, likely the dominant hitter in South Hampton Roads this season, will probably be Virginia’s top position prospect in the Class of 2014...Top baseball prospect from class of 2014 committs to Wahoos
18. Virginia Commitments: Justin Anderson (47), Evan Nolte (78), Mike Tobey (84), Teven Jones, Taylor Barnette "A solid class of guys who fit well in Tony Bennett's system. Anderson is an athlete and born leader, while Nolte and Tobey will bring much-needed offense." Even at No. 18, the Hoos are only the fifth-best ACC school, as six teams land in their Top 25.
Tony Bennett (coach: Virginia; player: Wisconsin-Green Bay): For all of the great shooters on the list -- for all of the great shooters in the history of the college game -- you might be surprised to learn which among them holds the NCAA's all-time record for career 3-point field goal percentage. Yep: That's Tony Bennett, who finished his career under his father, Dick Bennett, at Green Bay with a 49.7 percent 3-point mark (the highest among any player with at least 200 attempts and 2.0 3s made per game).ESPN: 10 coaches who could really play, too
Crimson and Cream Machine describes their team as "full of energy and possibly playing their best baseball of the season."
So we’re hungry. Never satisfied. You’re one game from playing for the conference championship and you can’t sit back on what you did before. Now we have to do everything again, do it over and do it better.Virginia head coach Mike London