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MaineWahoo

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Respectfully, I disagree on them being one of the best


We may just differ on what criteria we use to evaluate, but I don’t think they are one of the best front courts in UVA history. If all you’re looking at is offensive metrics and points per possession, ok. But that’s not the only criteria I’d use.

They were average on defense (even though Jay was good at one thing - rim protection) and anchored one of the worst defenses of the Bennett era. They were also seniors in a team that notably seemed to lack leadership and energy at times.

On offense, they were indeed very skilled and led us to a regular conference championship, albeit in the weakest ACC we’ve seen in years. They also did not play particularly well when we played against the only elite teams on our schedule (Gonzaga, FSU) or in our NCAA tournament game when they were straight up terrible. When their threes weren’t falling, they had little else to fall back on, especially when Sam was also missing in the midrange.

Anyway, I’m not trying to be too harsh - they are great dudes and representatives of the university. But in ten years, I just think there’s no way most fans will look back and think they were one our most dominant front courts. Just from the past decade, I’d personally put the Gill-anchored front courts over them once you account for defense, leadership, and contributions to achievements. But impossible to ever know, and again, depends on criteria used where they fall.

[Post edited by MaineWahoo at 10/23/2021 3:16PM]

(In response to this post by Toolie92)

Posted: 10/23/2021 at 3:14PM



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