Who says August is dull for news? Plenty of things happening for the Virginia Cavaliers—both current and past. Let’s get right into it.
The ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year De’Andre Hunter was predicted to go No. 10 overall in Bleacher Report’s way-too-soon 2019 NBA mock draft. BR has Hunter ending up in Atlanta (via Dallas) thanks to the Hawks-Mavs 2018 draft deal that sent Luke Donic to Dallas for Trae Young and a 2019 first-round pick.
A pick by Atlanta would place Dre on the same roster as the newly-traded Justin Anderson, another Tony Bennett turnout. Although the two never played together at Virginia, I really like the sound of that duo.
The President is back and better than ever, coaching an NBA Cares camp in Malaysia for 40 school children in Kuala Lumpur. The Bucks posted some pretty heartwarming photos from the event.
The New York Post showed UVA basketball alum and current Brooklyn Nets wing Joe Harris some love. They praised his work ethic and development as a player — two qualities that perfectly align with the Nets new ethos. Also apparently noteworthy: Harris doesn’t drive a car, he uses the subway instead. Such an everyday guy!
The former face of Virginia lacrosse and four-time national champion head coach Dom Starsia wrote a piece for Inside Lacrosse as the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules Committee meets this week to discuss possible changes to the current rules. After 24 years at Virginia and five years on the committee himself, Starsia had some words of wisdom to pass down to this year’s committee.
Chris Long is a two-time Super Bowl champion and well-known NFL defensive end, but his legacy off the field might be more lasting. Long has transformed “from a sports star to a more expansive kind of social celebrity who builds on philanthropy and purposeful engagement with issues of the day,” with his philanthropy and activism.
This one speaks for itself. Virginia’s new QB has got the jets.
Another Cavalier on an NFL roster — this time it’s former linebacker Eli Harold who’s secured the starting slot on the 49ers’ first depth chart.