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The Misplaced Emphasis

Posted on April 7, 2018, in Blog by Seattle Hoo.

It drives me nuts how much people focus on height despite all the evidence that a player's height in most cases has little to do with how effective he will be.

Jeff Jones's best lineup, the one that got him to the Elite Eight:

  • Junior Burrough
  • Jason Williford
  • Jamal Robinson
  • Curtis Staples
  • Harold Deane


Several outlets have already published excellent articles about Casey Morsell's commitment with quotations from the player.  Houston Wilson and Sam Blum wrote the two that I read, and both elicited meaningful insights from Casey.  What interests me the most at this point is what his commitment means to Virginia Basketball recruiting stra

Happy Tonyday

Posted on March 30, 2018, in Blog by Seattle Hoo.

Today, I learned from The Sabre, is the ninth anniversary of Tony Bennett's hiring as University of Virginia men's basketball coach.  While I don't have exact recall of my thoughts and feelings about the coaching search, I do recall not being crazy about Tubby Smith or Jeff Capel, but wanting a young, up-and-coming guy from a mid-major, because I always want a young, up-and-coming guy from a mid-major.  I believe that if one of those guys builds something at the University of Virginia, he will stay for a long time because he will have little incentive to leave.  UVA, contrary to the beliefs of most outsiders, is not a stepping-stone institution; it is a destination institut...