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SuwaneeHoo

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Bennett's PG Legacy at UVA


I was thinking the other day about the PGs CTB has had at Virginia. Jontel was here for Tony's first 4 years, almost all of it as a starter, and London has been for the past 4 years as a starter. With Ty's emergence, he is looking more and more like not only the heir apparent but ready to start on Day 1 next year and hopefully through the next 3.

What interested me is the diversity (so to speak) of the three guys. Jontel was a defensive terror, lightning-quick, and a pass-first (practically pass-only) PG on offense whose only hole IMO was the lack of an outside shot. He was also a fierce competitor, and I loved watching him (kind of like Badger before him) and seeing how he set the tone for the team.

Then came London with his Cali-cool swag, smooth as silk jumper, and solid floor-general skills. Never the defender Jontel was, he has worked hard to make himself more than adequate on that side of the ball. And he has stepped up his scoring approach when we've needed him most. There's a reason why he will hopefully soon be the winningest player in program history.

And Ty is showing us something different. Some things were obvious before he stepped on the court - for example, he towers over most college PGs, meaning he has great court vision and the ability to shoot over just about anyone. But seeing the flair in his game and the ice water in his veins gives me confidence that the team is in good hands going forward.

But another interesting thing is how many differences there are among these three guys. They come from three of the hotbeds of basketball: Hampton, SoCal, and NYC. They are different sizes and bring very different skillsets. CTB is certainly not recruiting to fit a profile, just taking the best player who's willing to buy in to what the program is all about.

Not really anything profound here, just an observation sparked by the different geographic starting points that got these guys to Charlottesville. And they all seem to be really good guys who are great to root for. Yet another reason to be proud to be a Hoo!

Posted: 02/16/2017 at 3:53PM



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Bennett's PG Legacy at UVA -- SuwaneeHoo 02/16/2017 3:53PM
  Ty seems to be one of those "how did he get there" -- ProfessiHOOnal 02/16/2017 5:22PM
  We backed off of him for very good reasons -- Seattle Hoo 02/16/2017 4:37PM
  I think he is actually a better natural passer than LP... -- HiltonHeadHoo 02/16/2017 4:42PM
  Better than Perrantes? Give me a break. -- Faz d. Hoo 02/16/2017 4:48PM
  Not far-fetched at all ** -- 007 Hoo 02/16/2017 5:28PM
  Bingo ** -- HiltonHeadHoo 02/16/2017 11:16PM
  I agree. ** -- BEASTHOO 02/16/2017 5:41PM
  We're going to need Thompson then -- Faz d. Hoo 02/16/2017 5:12PM
  Re: We're going to need Thompson then -- builtbadgers 02/16/2017 6:22PM
  Good point about the passivity of the junior class... -- HiltonHeadHoo 02/16/2017 11:19PM
  No worries with Ty ... -- Datty 02/17/2017 2:02PM
  Both Thompson and Hall can play point. But more importantly -- ProfessiHOOnal 02/16/2017 5:24PM
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