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To honor Chris Williams, aka "Big Smooth", one of my favorite Virginia Basketball players ever, I present this video that I made back in 2017, to honor Smooth's premature death.

Williams would have been 40 today. He came to my mind recently because Carson McCorkle took number 33 - to honor his father and Larry Bird. I was looking at this video and it was when I got to the end that I learned coincidentally TODAY is Smooth's birthday.

In honor of Washington State's statewide day of action this past Friday and in solidarity with all of the University of Virginia athletes speaking out for the Black Lives Matter movement, Seattle Hoo and special guest Isaiah Wilkins discussed police treatment of Black citizens, Isaiah's experiences, the protest movement, some of the solutions that have been proposed, including defunding or abolishing police departments, and the political activism of UVA athletes - including Isaiah himself. This podcast presents the views of Seattle Hoo himself and does not reflect a HOOS Place corporate statement or position. All of HOOS Place's contributors have complete editorial freedom and Seattle cho...

Hoos Place recruiting guru StLouHoo joins Seattle Hoo and Val in the virtual studio to talk football recruiting. StLou gives the rundown on transfers for 2020, including the latest get, then breaks down the early 2021 commits and what it all means. Football is not the only program with great recruiting news right now, as Val tells us about Steve Swanson's great 2020 class for women's soccer.