Yesterday our staff discussed where they stand emotionally after the 2018 NCAA tournament, we posted our weekly ACC Power Rankings, and SB Nation’s resident college basketball expert Ricky O’Donnell joined the podcast. There’s sadly no football this weekend as the Hoos are on a bye, but you can read about Coach Mendenhall’s relationship with Wolverine to fill the emptiness on Saturday.
Here’s what you might’ve missed elsewhere around the corner:
Carson McCorkle Hopes to Repeat 3x3 National Title Success at Youth Olympic Games (USA Basketball)
Virginia Basketball’s newest commit Carson McCorkle is participating in the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. McCorkle was part of the team that swept the USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championships back in March. That championship earned them a spot in the Games and will play in a group with Russia, Mongolia, Estonia, and Argentina.
He’s the youngest of the trio at 16 years old, but McCorkle knows the benefits of this type of action, saying:
“You have to learn how to set screens, move off the ball, as well as keep the ball in your hands. Talking is huge, too, because it is a more spread-out game, because you only have two teammates (on the court). Talking, communication and defense are three really big things with that.”
Play opens October 7.
Former Virginia wide receiver Levrone joins Ravens’ practice squad (The Daily Progress)
Virginia alum Brent Urban is a starter for the Baltimore Ravens, but another Wahoo is hanging around the organization as recent graduate and WR Andre Levrone has been added to the practice squad.
GOD’S TIMING IS ALWAYSSSS PERFECT!!! Appreciate the opportunity @Ravens ... Skgettt it https://t.co/Tmf7cFZWSn— Andre Levrone Jr. (@AndreTheeeGiant) October 4, 2018
ACC Spotlight: Five teams with the most recruiting buzz (Rivals.com)
The Hoos are trending up in the football recruiting world, as Coach Mendenhall and staff have picked up some intriguing and promising commitments from players like Jowon Briggs, Ja’Quay Hubbard, and Hunter Stewart. Clemson, FSU, NC State, and Pitt round out the five ACC squads that are buzzing the most.
Zimbabwe Native Provides Instant Impact (Virginia Sports)
Jeff White talked with Cabrel Happi Kamseu about his first year with the Virginia Men’s Soccer team. Happi Kamseu leads the Hoos with four goals this season, and the undefeated No. 10 Cavaliers host No. 23 Duke tonight at Klöckner Stadium.
The Women’s US National Team faced Mexico and Becky Sauerbrunn had a sweet pass in the box to teammate Alex Morgan to put the US-of-A up 6-0 over our neighbors to the south.
.@beckysauerbrunn in the box , @alexmorgan13 with her second of the night.#CWC | #USAvMEX pic.twitter.com/XpB57m9zC3— NWSL (@NWSL) October 5, 2018
She got praise (and a little flack) for passing up the scoring opportunity for an assist, but the Virginia alum is pretty much the best teammate ever.
Classic Becky Sauerbrunn. She has never scored international goal. In her 144th game for USA she has ball at her feet 3 yards out but prefers to serve up perfect pass for Alex Morgan to finish. The act of a consummate team first leader— roger bennett (@rogbennett) October 5, 2018
Class @beckysauerbrunn !! I was screaming shoooooot.— Allie Long (@ALLIE_LONG) October 5, 2018