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De’Andre Hunter is built to last, Virginia basketball looks to reduce turnovers, Jay Huff is shining

Happy Valentine’s Day, Virginia fans!

NCAA Basketball: Virginia Tech at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Every weekday, we deliver UVA links outside of STL that you may have missed from the day before. It’s our look Around The Corner.

Happy Valentine’s Day, love bugs! Something we love: reading about our beloved ‘Hoos.

Yesterday on STL we brought you a look at the postseason potential of Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers and a few more UVA baseball previews as the season nears. Here’s what else is happening around the corner.

Virginia’s Win at UNC Stands in Duke’s Ever-Looming Shadow (Sports Illustrated)

Can the Cavaliers–or the Tar Heels, for that matter–overcome Duke’s shadow this season? Or does the ACC really run through Coach K’s crew (cough, Zion Williamson, cough)?

De’Andre Hunter is Built to Last at the Next Level (The Basketball Network)

Justin Anderson and Courtney Alexander have been Virginia basketball’s only two first-round draft picks in the last two decades, but Hunter has the potential to change that.

UVA looks to turn the page on turnover bug (CBS19)

The ‘Hoos have struggled a bit with turnovers this season, a trend that Tony Bennett is trying to get his team away from.

BLANK: Time to play Jay (Cavalier Daily)

Jay Huff is becoming more and more of an unknown for the Cavaliers as his second-half minutes continue to rise in ACC play.

NBA mock draft: Top five picks for Knicks, Bulls, Hawks (ESPN Insider $$)

De’Andre Hunter is projected here to go 9th overall with Ty Jerome getting taken in the second round.


In non-basketball related news, baseball season is just around the corner.