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UVa Basketball Loses Stars

Aaron Leathers, Staff Writer

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The tables turn for UVa basketball, as three key players request to transfer from Virginia. Rising senior Marial Shayok, rising junior Jared Reuter, and redshirt junior Darius Thompson will all part ways after their embarrassing tournament loss to Florida.

Shayok added 304 points to his career total this past season, shooting 79% from the line and 32% from behind the arch. As for forward Jarred Reuter, he had 121 points on the season, shooting 76% from the line and making 58% of his shots. Lastly, Darius Thompson, the Tennessee transfer, totaled up 206 points this season. He shot 35% from three point range, and 60% from the free throw line.

All of these players had significant playing time and roles that made the Virginia basketball team stand out from others. All three would have started next season. Young players such as Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome need to do a heavy amount of scoring next season, as the offense is limited. As for the defensive side of things, they will rely on Isaiah Wilkins and Mamadi Diakite to limit opponents’ scoring.

Despite the loss of these key players, it’s always the next man up. People have to step up and produce for the Virginia basketball program in the years to come. Tony Bennett will make no excuses for the loss of talent. You can only move forward with what you have.

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