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...
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).
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.
The biggest question isn't whether Sims, who transferred to be closer to family, will be eligible to play in 2012. It's whether that will even matter in 2012. Or in the years after, for that matter. The Cavaliers return Michael Rocco, who threw for more than 2,500 yards and led the team to an 8-5 record last season after beating out three others for the starting job. He enters 2012 with two years of eligibility remaining, and Virginia will have three other eligible quarterbacks, excluding Sims, behind him.
Stanwick, the 2011 ACC Player of the Year, is the fifth player in league history to earn multiple Player of the Year awards, and the fourth to do so in back-to-back years. The Baltimore, Md., native leads the nation in assists per game (3.38), and broke Virginia’s all-time scoring record last week in the semifinals of the ACC Championship. The 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy winner is on the Watch List again for his senior season. In addition, the three-time All-Conference selection was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2009.
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Virginia’s Mike London pushed all the right buttons for most of [the Miami game]... Who knew Virginia had this many buttons to push? Give London an enormous amount of credit for one thing — and it’s a big thing: Virginia was going to get this competitive under his watch, but few thought he’d have the Cavaliers playing football at this level in only his second season. Above all else, this has been his most impressive feat.
When Dave Leitao took over as Virginia coach in the spring of 2005, he said this:
"If you look at any sport, defense is what wins championships and wins at the highest level. If you have good pitching and good fielding, you’re going to win a lot of games in baseball. The greatest coaches in football have had great defenses. Those go down in history. It’s the same in the sport of basketball. It’s what I learned and what we believe in."
When Leitao took over as coach of the Maine Red Claws of the NBADL yesterday, he said this:
"If you look at any sport at the highest level, defense is what wins championships and wins. If you have good pitching and good fielding, you’re going to win a lot of games in baseball. The greatest coaches in football have had great defenses. It’s the same in basketball. It’s what I learned, and it’s what I believe in."
I give Leitao credit. He believes in the same basketball principles today that he did seven years ago!
16. Mike Scott, Virginia, senior – Scott missed the final 21 games of last season because of an ankle injury. But before that he was averaging 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds as one of the few bright spots for the rebuilding Cavaliers. The NCAA granted Scott a medical redshirt.