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Men’s Basketball Preseason Notes, Joe Harris Heating Up

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On Monday, Will, ever the optimist, compiled the ways in which Virginia could be crowned Coastal champions even before Black Friday’s matchup with Virginia Tech, while Tiki previewed UVA men’s basketball’s upcoming non-conference slate.

Watch List Released for Men’s Citizen Naismith Trophy (Citizen Naismith Trophy)

Senior forward Mamadi Diakite was named one of the 50 players included in the first watch list for the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy Men’s Player of the Year, posted on Monday. The announcement comes a little less than a month after Diakite, who averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 2018-19, was also selected to the All-ACC preseason first-team.

Much like his former partner Malcolm Brogdon at UVA, Joe Harris is off to a great start in this year’s NBA season. Through seven games, Harris is averaging 14.3 points to go along with 3.8 rebounds per game.

Sam Hauser won’t play this season, but will still have a vital role in the Cavaliers’ success (Daily Progress)

Though Sam Hauser has to sit out a year after transferring from Marquette to UVA, per NCAA rules, he still intends to have an effect this season through his work on the practice court.

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