Scouting Report: Virginia

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Starters

#44 Sean Singletary , 6’0″/185, Jr.*
17.7 ppg — FG% 41 — 3FG% 39 — FT% 83

SUPER TALENTED, SCORING LEAD GUARD! Strong, intelligent, quick lead guard who is lethal with the ball in his hands. Superb in the open court. Will take the ball end-to-end, first looking for the pull-up 3 in transition. Strong and quick enough to get in the paint when the 3 is defended. Super change-of-speed! Has an incredible ability to make off-balanced, contested shots, especially in traffic – and attacks the rim fearlessly. Will take the off guard role at times, running off screens to create open catch-turn-and-shoot 3s or help situations off dribble penetration.

Point of Emphasis: Play the 3s early – drive after catch & jam! DEFEND as a team.
1. Find him in transition
2. JAM quickly on initial catch, then Contain & Contest (Contain & Contest with a DEFENSIVE JAB STEP & RETREAT to keep guessing)
3. Know personnel. Anyone NOT guarding a shooter (marked by * in this report) should have one foot in the lane at all times.
4. Communicate on on-ball screens!

#2 J.R. Reynolds, 6’2″/188, Sr.*
20.0 ppg — FG% 42 — 3FG% 37 — FT% 86

STRONG, AGGRESSIVE ALL-AROUND SCORER! If #44 Singletary is Option #1, Reynolds is #1A. Can score a million ways, but most effective working outside in – looks for 3-point shot first! Tremendous pure jump-shooter – especially in transition. Will take you off the dribble, usually off a shot fake or foot fake, looking to attack the rim, but will also take pull-up jumper off one or two dribbles.

Point of Emphasis: Play the three early – drive after catch & jam! DEFEND as a team.
1. Find him in transition
2. JAM quickly on initial catch, then Contain & Contest (Contain & Contest with DEFENSIVE JAB STEP & RETREAT to keep guessing)
3. Know personnel. Anyone NOT guarding a shooter should have one foot in the lane at all times.

#24 Mamadi Diane , 6’5″/197, So.*
8.4 ppg — FG% 37 — 3FG% 28 — FT% 67

SHOOTER!! Good athlete, but settles into being a 3-point shooter only. Almost half of his shots are 3-pointers.

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