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HTrain90

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I don't think that's conditioning. He was over-exerted.


It's not like he can pull a Russ West and not try on defense. Defense is the calling card at Virginia, and London was our best perimeter defender last year. His performance against UNC at home was Herculean because he did everything. Everything. He ran the point, he was a sniper off the ball, and he defended the ACC Player of the Year and held him in check. That effort level and energy level is not sustainable for one dude for a full season or a tournament setting.

London knew he had to give 100% on D, so he had to pick his spots to walk the ball up on offense. Given the identity of UVA Basketball, this makes sense - to give 90% on D and 100% on offense would be disrespecting the way the program has been built.
[Post edited by HTrain90 at 04/20/2017 11:06AM]

(In response to this post by VignetteHoo)

Posted: 04/20/2017 at 11:05AM



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