Last Year: 31-3, 1st in the ACC, first team ever to lose to a #16 seed as a #1 seed (LOL)
Key Returners: Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome, De’Andre Hunter
Key Losses: Devon Hall, Nigel Johnson, Isaiah Wilkins (all graduated)
Key Additions: Francisco Caffaro (4-star), Kody Stattmann (3-star), Kihei Clark (3-star), Braxton Key (may not be eligible, Alabama transfer)
Key Games: They have a very weak non-conference schedule, All ACC games will be key
Coach: Tony Bennett
Virginia was the 2nd best team in basketball last season. You do not go 17-1 in the ACC by being bad. Virginia and Tony Bennett always do the same thing, they have an amazing defense, like they will this year, but they always hit a bump in the road in the NCAA tournament. Virginia constantly has low scoring games and they have to struggle to hit a three, which is why they lost to UMBC last season. And in a way, it’s probably what they will do again this season.
Predicition: Virginia kills the regular season, due to their cupcake non-conference schedule, with the hardest game being @ South Carolina. They finish 3rd in the ACC and will make it to the 2nd weekend in the NCAA but lose in the Sweet 16.