With the NBA regular season halfway completed, it is a perfect time to check in on the former Virginia Cavaliers stars currently playing in the NBA. The Hoos are continuing to have a successful post-collegiate career, with some becoming household names.
Malcolm Brogdon – Milwaukee Bucks
The former All-American guard at Virginia is currently the starting SG on the 28-11 Milwaukee Bucks. Brogdon is averaging 15 points, four rebounds, and three assists per game for the division-leading Bucks. His most eye-popping stat is his 98.6% free throwing percentage, which currently leads the NBA. The former UVA legend has only missed one free throw in 72 attempts and is on pace to break the NBA record. Brogdon is also shooting a career high 43% from three and 51% FG. He is the only player in the NBA shooting at least 50% FG, 40% 3FG, and 90% FT. His 3.7 win shares rank 14th in the Eastern Conference and the Bucks have been pushing for him to make the All-Star team:
Joe Harris – Brooklyn Nets
After signing a large extension with the Nets in the offseason, Harris is having a career year. The former Virginia legend is currently leading the NBA in Three Point Percentage at 48.2%. Joe is also shooting a career high 51% from FG and 83% from FT for the eighth-seeded Nets. He is the only qualified NBA player shooting at least 50% from FG and 46% from 3FG. Perhaps UVA fans will be swooning for Harris in the NBA’s 3 point shooting contest next month.
Justin Anderson – Atlanta Hawks
Anderson is now on his third team in four years in the league. The former Virginia star has appeared in 21 games for the Hawks, averaging 3.2 points per game. He had a season high of 12 points back on November 23rd, then a season high of 8 rebounds five days later.
Mike Scott – Los Angeles Clippers
After a comeback season in Washington, Scott signed with the Clippers in the offseason and is averaging 4.6 points per game in 39 games for Los Angeles. The former UVA star averages 15 minutes a game for the 4th seeded Clippers, but his shooting percentages are slightly down from career highs last season.
We’ll continue to check in from time on time on our favorite Hoos (they’re all our favorites and we love them all equally).