As the summer sports calendar crosses its unofficial midway point, it’s been an interesting few days for Virginia players in the pro ranks. From the NBA to Major League Baseball to the women’s soccer World Cup, some former Hoos have made it into headlines during the week.
Malcolm Brogdon picked up an $85 million deal from the Indiana Pacers in the NBA, which pushes him into career earnings territory with Ryan Zimmerman, Matt Schaub, and Chris Long. Mike Scott also re-signed with Philadelphia for a $9.8 million contract as well. Kyle Guy also became the first member of UVA’s championship quarter to play in summer league action with Jack Salt, Ty Jerome, and De’Andre Hunter expected to follow in the coming days.
Over in MLB, Jarrett Parker and Matt Thaiss both got called up to play for the Los Angeles Angels. For Parker, that marked a return to the big leagues after sitting out 2018. For Thaiss, it served as his MLB debut, the fourth Cavalier with that distinction this season (Branden Kline, Josh Sborz, and Adam Haseley).
Four Hoos – Becky Sauerbrunn, who is playing major minutes, Morgan Brian, Emily Sonnett, and Cavalier coach Steve Swanson – have helped the U.S. National Team reach the World Cup title match to be played Sunday.
Plus, there’s been plenty of chatter about current programs on the message boards this week. Fans followed Francisco Caffaro and Kody Stattmann in FIBA U19 action, discussed some storylines for upcoming football season, and more. It’s time for Fan Friday. Let’s go!
Thread Of The Week
With football season steadily drawing closer, a three-post string within a thread made for some interesting reading. Posters 4thYear5th and wahoobill exchanged analysis about UVA’s offense and where it might be heading in the future. The three posts are below and you can see the whole thread here.
Fan(s) Of The Week
We love the Hoos!
Student Fan(s) Of The Week
Plinko for the win!
Feature Photo Of The Week
Hasise Dubois is ready to make a move.
Question Of The Week
Poster wahoo2011 posted about a popular offseason topic on the men’s basketball board. With a championship now in hand, the question: “What’s your Tony Bennett era starting five?” Poster wahoo2011 went with Ty Jerome, Malcolm Brogdon, Kyle Guy, De’Andre Hunter, and Mike Scott. Read the whole thread here for other picks.