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Virginia Basketball gets updated court, and it’s straight FIRE

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THIS is how you update a court.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Virginia vs North Carolina-Wilmington
This trio will get a lot of time on the new court.
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Virginia Basketball took to Twitter this morning (Friday) to show off the newly updated court in John Paul Jones Arena.

DAAAAYYYYYYYUMMMM. Now, this design isn’t any different than what we’ve seen before, but as they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The biggest change is the lighter wood used. Previous iterations have had no navy in the lane, and spelled CAVALIERS on either endline, but this particular design has been seen recently.

This is from last season:

JPJ in 2016
Caroline Darney

As you can kind of see, the design is almost identical. Connor Sports - the US market leader in sports surfacing - handled the upgrades for the Hoos and are the official NCAA Final Four court people. While the updates are subtle, I’m all for it. The floor has a classic, clean look about it. You don’t want to end up like this:

“Deep in the woods”. Oh, ok.
Caroline Darney

What happened to the old court, though? At least one former player wants to know...

The Virginia basketball season kicks off in Charlottesville on November 10 against UNC-Greensboro.