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.
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).
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.”
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.
Hoos continue to make an impact in the NWSL! #GoHoos #HoosInTheNWSL— Virginia Women's Soccer (@UVAWomenSoccer) August 21, 2018
⚽️ @V_Latsko12 adds another assist
⚽️ 4⃣ Hoos have teams in the playoff hunt with @KristenMcNabb14, @emilysonnett, @dannycolaprico and @moeebrian all fighting for post season
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