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Dawn Staley, Tina Thompson to attend 2018 Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony, Tony Bennett focusing his team’s future

Basketball, basketball, and more basketball. Oh, and a little women’s soccer coming your way.

NCAA Basketball: Final Four-Hall of Fame Press Conference Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
Every weekday, we deliver UVA links outside of STL that you may have missed from the day before. It’s our look Around The Corner.

Another day, another look Around The Corner. Here’s what’s new with your Virginia Cavaliers on this Thursday — today we’re taking a look at some familiar faces taking part in this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, keeping tabs on 2020 recruits for Tony Bennett, and welcoming a new addition to the three-time National Coach of the Year’s staff.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Enshrinement Ceremony Presenters (Basketball Hall of Fame)

Virginia women’s basketball alum Dawn Staley, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013, will present 2018 inductee Katie Smith, who is currently the head coach of the WNBA’s New York Liberty during this year’s Enshrinement Ceremony in September. Virginia’s new head coach Tina Thompson will also be among this year’s inductees, presented by Cheryl Miller (’95).

Getter Named Director of Recruiting/Player Development (Virginia Sports)

Tony Bennett has added former Liberty assistant coach Kyle Getter to his staff as Director of Recruiting and Player Development, the team announced Wednesday. Getter is well versed in collegiate hoops in the state of Virginia, serving terms at Radford and VCU before Liberty and Virginia.

“I am truly honored for the chance to work with Coach Bennett and the rest of the staff at the University of Virginia,” Getter said. “My family and I are very blessed for the opportunity to become a part of such a prestigious institution and its great basketball tradition.”

UVA Basketball lands official visit from four-star Keon Johnson (247Sports)

Virginia has landed an official visit from four-star shooting guard Keon Johnson, one of the program’s top prospects in the class of 2020. Johnson will visit Virginia the weekend of Nov. 2nd, but has also scheduled official visits to Vanderbilt, Auburn, and his home-state school Tennessee in September and October. 247Sports ratings have Johnson ranked 27th in his class nationally, No. 8 at his position and No. 1 in Tennessee.


In honor of Virginia women’s soccer’s first away game of the season taking place tomorrow against William & Mary, here’s a look at women’s soccer alumni who are making an impact as pros.

Join the Streaking the Lawn team and fellow readers at the STL tailgate to kick off the 2018 campaign! Follow the link to RSVP so that we know how much food and beverages to provide. Thanks to our friends at Snowing in Space for sponsoring the tailgate, and for making the best nitro cold brew in the business!