Virginia’s men’s basketball team wrapped up its four-game exhibition tour in Italy on Friday with a thrilling double overtime victory over KK Mega Basket in Rapallo. Read on for a quick recap of all four of UVA’s exhibition games this week, along with a quick hit of the latest recruiting news, and notes on Virginia’s non-conference schedule for the 2023-2024 season.
Here’s a rundown of all the latest headlines about this week’s UVA men’s basketball program.
Virginia started the tour with a dominant performance against the overwhelmed Stella Azzurra team in Rome, winning 76-24. Virtually every player who got minutes in their first game showed solid stats. Kadin Shedrick led with 13 points and 7 rebounds, while freshman Leon Bond III scored 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks as he hit double figures. Ryan Dunn had 9 points, 7 rebounds, Reese Beekman had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists, and Isaac Trout had 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
UVA had a 30-point win over the Orange 1 basket in Florence, with Isaac Trout leading the Cavaliers to a 71-41 victory, registering 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in the process. It was a strong game for the Virginia center, with Kadin Shedrick chipping with 12 points and 7 rebounds and Francisco Cafaro had 12 points and 5 boards.
A few other items of Virginia basketball news surfaced before the team played its final two games in Rapallo.
2023 recruitment target Freddie Dillione (Raleigh, N.C.), who previously included UVA in the top 10, announced Tuesday its commitment to Tennessee. Diglione, one of the state’s top prospects, received an offer from Virginia in May, when it was still a three-star, and visited UVA shortly after. is presented.
One of the promising classes for 2023, four-star combo guard El Marco Jackson (South Kent, Connecticut) narrowed the list down to 11 schools on Wednesday, including Kansas, Maryland, Louisville, Notre Dame, VCU, Texas, In addition to UCLA, Villanova, we included Virginia. , Miami, Michigan. In addition to Jackson, 2023 prospects TJ Power, Tyson Chatman, Andreist Jakovic and Eli Jaggertrude have Virginia on their list of the latest cut him.
On Wednesday, Jon Rothstein reported that the 2023 Fort Myers Tipoff Non-Conference Tournament will feature Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and SMU, and UVA’s non-conference slate for the 2023-2024 college basketball season. We will look at the early.
The third game of Virginia’s Italian tour posed a major challenge for the Foos as they faced KK Mega Basket, a Serbian professional basketball team with several talented players with multiple years of professional basketball experience. rice field. KK Mega Basket offensively his set was too much for his UVA defense and he scored nearly 100 points in a 92-73 loss at Rapallo. One of his bright spots for the Cavaliers was Kadin Shedrick, who tallied 19 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks, and for the third straight game he scored in double figures.
Less than 24 hours later, Hoos had a chance at redemption as they tried to bounce back with a better performance when they faced KK Mega Basket again. Virginia led nearly all of regulation, but KK Mega Basket’s Malcolm Cazalon’s one-legged, buzzing jumper sent the game into overtime. Two overtime periods were needed to decide the winner, but Virginia won the second round behind a spectacular closing performance from Kihei Clarke, who scored 10 of 23 points in the final five minutes of the game. I managed to pull away in overtime. Reese Beekman tallied his 21 points, five assists and four rebounds, Isaac his Manneely added his 15 points and Virginia thrived on his tour of Italy with his 94-87 Double OT win. I was able to finish it at home.
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The exhibition tour in Italy, especially the last two games against KK Mega Basket, has been invaluable for the Cavaliers as they begin their preparations for next season.
Last week’s UVA basketball news: Virginia Basketball News of the Week – August 12
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