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...
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.
Sports Illustrated was on site for the Cavaliers’ celebrations in Charlottesville following the national championship.
Sam and Joey Hauser are leaving Marquette–but where will they land? They’ve got ties to Wisconisn...but so does Tony Bennett.
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.
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.