Strategy Session: PG Remains Key Need

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“We’re moving the bar up a little bit in terms of the caliber of player we’re bringing in,” Tony Bennett told TheSabre Editor Kris Wright in an exclusive EDGE Q&A.

The 2012 class, in fact, was Virginia’s most highly rated class since Bennett took over as head coach. The group finished with a top 25 national ranking from (No. 16), (No. 20), and (No. 24). The class consists of small forward Justin Anderson , combo guard Taylor Barnette, point guard Teven Jones , forward Evan Nolte and center Mike Tobey . The Hoos also added South Carolina transfer Anthony Gill, a 6’8″, 235-pound power forward who will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in the 2013/2014 season.

The Cavaliers will now look to continue their success in 2013 recruiting, which is very much in full swing. Before taking a look at the current recruiting picture, let’s first examine the projected 2013/2014 season roster.

Seniors (2)

Joe Harris – Harris primarily plays the two or the three, and when UVa goes real small he has slid down to the four.

Akil Mitchell – Akil is purely a post player who sees action at the four and the five.

Juniors (3)

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/adTags/boxArticles.html"); ?>Darion Atkins – Like Mitchell, Atkins is purely a post player as well.

Malcolm Brogdon – Brogdon primarily played some wing guard and forward, but the versatile standout did run the point on occasion. Like Harris, he slid down to the four at times as well.

Brogdon will probably see more and more time at the point in the future. Responding to Kris Wright’s question regarding some recent misses at the point guard position, Coach Bennett said: “We’ve gone after the right guys and some of