London Perrantes’ Fitting Final 3

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Sentimental symmetry.

London Perrantes’ final 3-pointer at the John Paul Jones Arena rattled in from just in front of the Hoos’ bench on Saturday. The pass came from freshman Kyle Guy just above the top of the key. Moments later, Perrantes exited the floor to a loud ovation and a series of hugs.

Rewind three years and it was Perrantes in the supporting role.

Joe Harris’ final 3-pointer at the John Paul Jones Arena swished home from nearly the exact same spot on the floor. That pass came from freshman Perrantes just above the top of the key. Moments later, Harris exited the floor to a loud ovation and a series of hugs.

“Well we did not have Thomas Rogers or Caid [Kirven] hit a late last second three, that was the only thing,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “I talked to the guys before the game, ‘A way to serve London is to lay it on the line,’ and I so wanted it to go well for him. And when he came out of the game, I embraced him and I said, ‘We’ve had a lot of good times out on this court, haven’t we?’ and he said, ‘Yes we have.’”

Sing a little Nat King Cole while you watch Hoo fans … ”I love you for sentimental reasons. I hope you do believe me.”

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  1. That shot from Harris gives me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing these with us again. Great memories.

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