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Jordan Ellis talks high school, Grant Kersey, Tony Bennett give perspective

From running backs to walk-ons to head coaches

NCAA Basketball: Coppin State at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Over the weekend, Duke fans attempted to troll Virginia men’s basketball star Kyle Guy, while football landed 6-foot-2 185 pound Plaquemine, Louisiana wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks.

How Virginia RB’s roots continue to inspire (Daily Progress)

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.

Walk-on manager Grant Kersey enjoying his time in the spotlight (Daily Progress)

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.

Tony Bennett offers a few thoughts during the exam break (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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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