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De’Andre Hunter, Tony Bennett still making headlines after national title

Let’s just cherish this championship for a little while longer.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-South Regional-Purdue vs Virginia Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

With four players, Mamadi Diakite becoming the latest, declaring for the 2019 NBA draft, the sports world is also reeling at what’s to come for the ‘Hoos and their fearless leader. STL has brought you plenty of Tony Bennett content this week (see: his World’s 50 Greatest Leaders nod, where his coaching career ranks among the greats and this tribute to his tenure as Virginia’s head coach), but there’s even more for you around the corner. Here are a few quick reads for your Friday morning...

De’Andre Hunter’s evolution into an NBA Draft stud is the best kind of success story (SB Nation)

It’s hard to imagine that De’Andre Hunter was once a relatively unheralded recruit from Philadelphia who agreed to redshirt, but here we are. Now a projected lottery pick, SB Nation looked his evolution over the last three years.

After Bucking Their March Reputation, Tony Bennett and Virginia Revel in a National Title (Sports Illustrated)

Sports Illustrated was on site for the Cavaliers’ celebrations in Charlottesville following the national championship.

Doughty College Notebook: Where will Hauser brothers land? (The Roanoke Times)

Sam and Joey Hauser are leaving Marquette–but where will they land? They’ve got ties to Wisconisn...but so does Tony Bennett.

Dan Thompson: Washington State fans find way to forgive Tony Bennett, cheer his success (The Spokesman Review)

Speaking of Bennett, the former Washington State coach left a sour taste in some Cougar fans mouths after leaving the program just three years into his contract to come to Virginia. But as time has passed and Bennett has come to find success, the school has found a way to forgive him.

De’Andre Hunter Left His Signature On Virginia Basketball (The Sabre)

What Hunter did in the 2019 NCAA tournament has only been accomplished by a handful of Virginia basketball players, including teammate Kyle Guy.


‘Hoos in the Pros. S/O Phil Gosselin.