Zeglinski Draining 3’s, Soaking Up Coaching

Sammy Zeglinski has started every game this season and is third on the team in minutes played.

In late October, several weeks before the men’s basketball season started, Sammy Zeglinski stood courtside at the team’s practice court in John Paul Jones Arena, unavailable to participate due to a sprained ankle. Standing next to him was Tony Bennett – the new Cavalier coach, and a four-year point guard with the Charlotte Hornets.

Side-by-side, the head coach and his apprentice, Zeglinski – who Bennett said during the preseason would be something of an extension of himself – observed five-on-five drills. Every so often, Bennett turned to Zeglinksi to offer a tidbit of advice, and the younger point guard soaked it in.