What’s Next For Virginia Basketball This Offseason?

Virginia men’s basketball’s 2018/2019 season roster is almost set after the Cavaliers received commitments from Argentinian center Francisco Caffaro and transfer Braxton Key. These additions give Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett just one more open scholarship spot for the upcoming season.

2018/2019 Season Scholarship Breakdown

Total Scholarships Used: 12 of 13

Point Guard: – Ty Jerome (Jr), Kihei Clark (Fr)
Wing: – Kyle Guy (Jr), Marco Anthony (Soph), Kody Stattmann (Fr)
Combo Forward: – De’Andre Hunter (R-Soph), Braxton Key (Jr – Ineligible to play due to NCAA transfer rules)
Post: – Jack Salt (R-Sr), Mamadi Diakite (R-Jr), Jay Huff (R-Soph), Francesco Badocchi (R-Fr), Francisco Caffaro (Fr)

Key, a 6’8”, 225-pound combo forward who fits a similar mold as De’Andre Hunter, is transferring to Charlottesville after spending his first two college years at Alabama. He’ll have to sit out the upcoming season because of NCAA Division 1 transfer rules but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019/2020. While he won’t be able to play, Key still counts against the 2018/2019 scholarship tally.