While we are winding down football, it is time to turn our attention to the hardwood. The Hoos are looking to build on their 20 win season with a trip to the NCAA Tourney in this post Mike Scott era. And while the feel of this team is similar to Bennett’s second season in 2010, there is a little bit more upside than then. But to survive a new 18 game ACC slate along with an opportunity to go to the preseason NIT, they will have to answer a lot of questions very, very quickly.
Part 1: The Team
The conversation starts with the loss of Mike Scott, who will no doubt have his jersey retired, but it does not end there. Gone also is Sammy Z on the perimeter and true center Assane Sene, two pieces of Virginia’s early success last season. So Virginia will have to turn to a lot of new faces to make up the difference. Let’s take a look at them by position.
Jontel Evans (SR, Hampton, VA)Teven Jones (rFR, Kannapolis, NC)
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