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Five Ways Recruiting Could Change This Season

The season is scheduled to start on Wednesday. Hopefully that stands. It’s looking a little shaky at the moment. There’s never a lot of recruiting to talk about during the season. But there are always things that happen each season that alters the recruiting path. Here are five to watch for. Will the Youth Shine? […]

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Why Taine Murray Chose UVA

(Image – PhotoSport) When news originally surfaced that Tony Bennett was pursuing Taine Murray as a class of 2021 recruit, the match seemed made in heaven. Not only did Murray fit the same mold as a number of former Wahoos like Joe Harris or Kyle Guy, but he also grew up and went to school […]

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Why Wasn’t Mamadi Diakite Drafted?

(Image – Erin Edgerton – Daily Progress) Hopes were high among the UVA faithful for Mamadi Diakite heading into Wednesday night’s NBA draft. Diakite appeared to be a mid-to-late second round pick to follow in the footsteps of Kyle Guy and Devon Hall as late draft picks by teams looking to develop talent for the […]

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Why This Trade is Perfect for Ty Jerome

(Image – Locker Room Access – Hawkedits) On Monday, the Phoenix Suns and Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to a trade that, along with sending Chris Paul to Phoenix, ships Ty Jerome off to OKC after one year as a Sun. Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, and Jalen Lecque are also on their way to Oklahoma City […]

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Recruiting Rundown: Signing Period and turning the page to 2022

Just 10 days now from tipoff of a new season, recruiting starts to take its rightful backseat. The early signing period finishes this week. There’s one relevant class of 2021 holdout to monitor. Otherwise, the focus is going to turn toward the 2022 class soon where UVA has some catching up to do. Early Signing […]

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Mailbag: Murphy waiver, Shedrick’s role, what if recruits, and more.

It’s time for another edition of the Locker Room Access mailbag. Fans can submit questions via twitter each week for our panel to discuss. Zach Carey and I will be handing the blog portion. Be sure to check out our podcast for Mark Jerome and the gang’s take on this week’s questions. Zach: Any sort […]

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Bad Things Happen When UVA is Preseason #1

(Image – Associated Press) It’s been thirty-eight long, arduous years since the ACC’s sage, all knowing media experts voted Virginia as the preseason #1 team in the ACC. Not since Ralph Sampson graced the Grounds of UVA has a Wahoo squad earned the prestigious honor of being the conference’s hot favorite. But after nearly forty […]

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Right Back Where We Started

October proved to be more trick than treat on the class of 2021 recruiting front. Two targets that included Virginia as finalists chose other destinations this week, while the wait continues on another pair of long pursued prospects. Just 10 days from the start of the early signing period, New Zealander Taine Murray is the […]

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