A pair of Virginia basketball fan favorites that embraced the 5 Pillars and the defense that provide a big part of UVA’s identity made some pro basketball news this week. Both Isaiah Wilkins and Jack Salt picked up good news with teams overseas.
Wilkins played last season with New Zealand’s Canterbury Rams and he was named their Defensive MVP. UVA celebrated the news on Twitter:
— Virginia Men’s Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) July 24, 2019
Salt, meanwhile, signed his first pro contract this week. He’s headed to Poland to play for Trefl-Sopot. The club welcomed him on Twitter:
Twitter nam szaleje, więc wrzucamy jeszcze raz. Nowym zawodnikiem #sercasopotu został Jack Salt. Więcej informacji o byłym kapitanie triumfatora rozgrywek NCAA z @UVAMensHoops i reprezentancie @TallBlacks: ⤵ #TuKaha #plkplhttps://t.co/i6dVHJVdkL pic.twitter.com/3nWLok3mWQ
— Trefl Sopot (@treflsopot) July 26, 2019
Those two were fan favorites and now it’s time for Fan Friday. Let’s go!
Post Of The Week
For the post of the week, poster Fred F. provided a great perspective post on the basketball message board this week concerning National Championships. UVA, after adding two more this season, now has 27 team titles and it’s been a long time since any graduating class didn’t see at least one while in Charlottesville! You can read the whole thread here.
Fan(s) Of The Week
This fan had a personalized plate for the Hoos at April’s title celebration. You can get one with National Champs on it now through the DMV (click here).
Student Fan(s) Of The Week
Future’s so bright …
Feature Photo Of The Week
Virginia celebrated the National Championship at Scott Stadium in the spring and announced this week that the banner-raising ceremony will be held on Sept. 13 at the JPJ.
Threads Of The Week
Fans have been playing the ‘pick your all-time Virginia basketball teams to play in an Orange vs. Blue game’ this week. Three thread starters are below. To read the each thread as a whole, click here, here, and here.
Question Of The Week
Poster hooshouse took The Corner message board down a musical path in one thread earlier this week with this question: “Songs that you automatically sing along to as if you have no will power?” Read the whole thread here – hooshouse, by the way, went with song American Girl as the answer.