New rankings were released on Monday, with Virginia football remaining outside of the SB Nation FanPulse’s Top 25, and men’s basketball, which prompted a second Pack Line Pledge thanks to Sunday’s dominating performance against James Madison, jumping up two spots to No. 9 in the AP Poll. Women’s soccer also earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
In two games against Bucknell and Southern California last week, senior Jocelyn Willoughby averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 steals. That was good enough to make her the ACC’s player of the week.
Jocelyn Willoughby is the season's first #ACCWBB Player of the Week!— ACC Women's Basketball (@accwbb) November 11, 2019
She scored a career-high 31 points to lead @UVAWomensHoops to an 84-60 win against Bucknell!
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Four-star small forward Jabri Abdur-Rahim, who ranks 31st in his class according to ESPN, is expected to sign his national letter of intent to Virginia this Wednesday. Abdur-Rahim previously committed to Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers on July 10.
On Monday, London Perrantes agreed to terms with Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul, a member of the Turkish basketball league’s top division. The signing comes after the former UVA star, who enjoyed a short stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2017-2018, had competed for a NBA spot over the past few months - participating with the New Orleans Pelicans during summer league and the Portland Trail Blazers for training camp.
(In case you were wondering, that tweet roughly translates to “London Perrantes will open a new wing to victory”).