University of Virginia men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett announced the addition of Sam Hauser, who starred at Marquette for three seasons before transferring this spring. The 6’8”, 225-pound guard/forward has signed financial aid agreement paperwork days after announcing his commitment to the Cavaliers.
“I am really excited to join the Virginia basketball program,” Hauser said in a Virginia Basketball press release, which you can read in full by clicking here. “I have great respect for Coach Bennett since he recruited me out of high school. I feel that UVA provides the best fit for me on-and-off the court to finish my collegiate career. I want to thank Marquette for the past three seasons and I look forward to joining the national champions in Charlottesville.”
An important note from the release is that Hauser will indeed sit out the 2019-20 season due to Division 1 transfer rules. He will be able to practice with the team but won’t be eligible to play in games until the 2020-21 campaign.
“We recruited Sam hard out of high school and are certainly excited to add him to the Virginia basketball family,” Bennett said. “Sam is very skilled and is a proven player at this level. The experience and leadership he brings to our program is invaluable. We look forward to having him at UVA for the next two years.”