Looking back at his time at Virginia, UVa senior starting running back Jordan Ellis, who has carried the ball 189 times for 920 yards and nine touchdowns this year, says he has continued to use his time in high school for motivation. A native of Gwinnett County, Georgia, Ellis competed against current professional stars Chris Carson and Alvin Kamara while playing for Peachtree Ridge, “Just the passion that goes into the programs and the talent that has come out, it just drives you.” Following his time in Charlottesville, Ellis, who has just one game left as a Wahoo, hopes to follow in the footsteps of people like Carson and Kamara and fulfill his lifetime dream of playing in the NFL.
For junior student-manager Grant Kersey, this season has become a dream come true. Kersey, who earned a walk-on spot earlier this season, captured nationwide attention in the waning moments of two recent UVa blowout wins, burying a three pointer against Coppin State, and then, just a few weeks later versus Morgan State, assisting on a dunk and finishing a layup in traffic.
Virginia men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett knows how much of a grind college basketball can be. Check the link above for some insight into his perspective.
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