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Virginia Basketball hosts Pepsi Blue-White Scrimmage

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Huff reiterates that he can dunk, Diakite is hitting threes, and Dre got a sweet haircut.

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Virginia fans got their first chance to check out the 2018-19 basketball team in person as the Hoos held their annual Pepsi Blue-White Scrimmage at John Paul Jones Arena. Admission was free, and to say the Cavalier faithful were clamoring to check out the squad would be an understatement:

The lineups for the first portion of the day were as follows:

Big time targets Henry Coleman and Johnny Juzang were in the building during their unofficial and official visits, respectively. Juzang, a 6-6 five-star small forward, tweeted about his visit earlier today.

Jack Salt went to the line for two, making one of his two shots.

Oh, and Huff can dunk.

Coach Bennett took to the mic for an, um, interesting motivational speech to get more support for the younger guys on the Blue team:

White took down Blue in the first 15 minute game, led by 11 points by Ty Jerome. Diakite had eight and Huff added six for the Blue squad. Coach Bennett switched the teams up for a second 10-minute game:

Alabama transfer Braxton Key—who is still waiting to hear from the NCAA on the status of his waiver to play immediately—and Huff opened the second game with back-to-back threes. A walk-off three from Diakite (yes, you read that right), gave White the 18-15 win in the second segment of the scrimmage.

We’ll have more on the scrimmage with takeaways and highlights when available, but until then, follow the advice of Kyle Guy and get out there to support the Hoos tonight against No. 16 Miami.

UPDATE

Check out the highlights from today’s scrimmage, courtesy of VirginiaSportsTV: