UVA Basketball: Replacing Justin Anderson
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The UVA basketball program was dealt tough news last week as junior wing Justin Anderson declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. Once pegged as the top team in country in early rankings by many publications, Virginia will now have a tough time contending for a national championship. Tony Bennett and company now have the difficult task of finding a way to replace the former All-ACC performer’s shooting, athleticism, and energy. Here, I explore possible some directions that they may go in their starting lineup.
A very likely scenario for UVA is to start the game with a three guard lineup, with Brogdon guarding the opponent’s 3. While Brogdon doesn’t have great height or length for the small forward position, he does have the strength to still play the 3. Coming off the bench for UVA this season, Shayok flashed potential of becoming an impact player down the road for the Cavaliers. His length and athleticism, while not on Anderson’s level, is still very good. Also, his shooting
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