Virginia Basketball: Catching Up With UVA Graduate Damin Altizer

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Damin Altizer, a former Virginia men’s basketball walk-on, operates DR1VEN Training and is the head boys varsity basketball coach at St. Anne’s-Belfield. Former Cavalier star Ty Jerome is among the players he has worked with. ~ Photo courtesy of The Daily Progress

In two years as head coach, Damin Altizer has guided the St. Anne’s-Belfield boys varsity basketball program to a 37-20 record, including a 20-9 mark this past spring. In addition to his post at the Charlottesville (VA) private school, Altizer operates DR1VEN Training, a basketball development company that has worked with a number of former Virginia players including Devon Hall, De’Andre Hunter, and Ty Jerome.

Coach Altizer took some time to discuss Cavalier incoming freshman walk-on point guard Malachi Poindexter, STAB rising junior Justin Taylor, who has emerged as one of the top wing prospects in the nation in his class, and the former Hoos mentioned above.

Poindexter Begins UVA Career

Poindexter spent three years at Louisa County High School (Mineral, VA) before reclassifying and transferring to St. Anne’s-Belfield ahead of the 2018-19 school year. In March of this year, the Saints senior point guard announced