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UVA's Kastner aka 'Project 39' turning heads on the field and court

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- When asked who would be Virginia's 'X-factor' heading into the NCAA Tournament, Lars Tiffany was quick to answer with freshman Cole Kastner.

To some the name might not sound familiar, but standing at 6-7 it is hard to miss UVA's 'Project 39', a nickname coined by Tiffany.

"I probably should have played him sooner," Tiffany said, "But he just had to learn the defense and I had to get more comfortable with a freshman who had missed most of the fall."

Despite coming in with US Lacrosse All-American accolades, there is a reason Tiffany nicknamed Kastner as 'Project 39'. The 6-7 California-native was also a standout in basketball, earning all-state honors and receiving interest from several Ivy League schools for his talent on the hardwood.

"It wasn't day one when I saw him that we knew we were taking him, we took our time and he was looking at basketball and lacrosse," Tiffany said, "So when we took him, I remember talking to the staff, this is going to be a project, he might stand on the end of the bench for four years blocking people's view of the games or this could be really exciting."

(In response to this post by WahooKnows)

Link: UVA's Kastner aka 'Project 39' turning heads on the field and court (May 20, 202

Posted: 06/04/2021 at 4:53PM


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To what does "Project 39" refer re: UVa MLAX? Thanks. ** -- WahooKnows 06/04/2021 1:38PM
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