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.
Way-Too-Soon 2019 NBA Mock Draft: R.J. Barrett Early Favorite to Go No. 1 (Bleacher Report)
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.
Malcolm Brogdon Coaches 40 Kids at NBA Cares Event in Malaysia (NBA.com)
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.
One Net embodies the team’s blue-collar work ethic (New York Post)
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!
Starsia: The Great Honor and Responsibility of Serving on the NCAA Lacrosse Rules Committee (Inside Lacrosse)
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.
From Dom Starsia: It's a great honor — but a tremendous responsibility — to serve on @NCAALAX Rules Committee https://t.co/DerSZxTnE8— Inside Lacrosse (@Inside_Lacrosse) August 8, 2018
A Player on the World’s Stage (UVAToday)
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.
UVA quarterback Bryce Perkins is fast, very fast (247Sports)
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.
Former Cavalier, @EliHarold_, getting the starting nod at the SAM LB position in the @49ers' first depth chart of 2018. #HoosInTheNFL ⚔️ https://t.co/Cce39BGzjZ— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) August 8, 2018