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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.

With a first-ever ACC Championship Game appearance and a pair of big-time basketball games, your HOOS Place Studio gang had a lot to discuss! Val was out with an injury but StLouHoo stepped in to help keep Seattle in line, and 2017-18 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins joined us from Poland. The mood was upbeat following the Orange Bowl bid and the bounceback win over Baby Blue.

 

StLouHoo joins Val and Seattle, and the whole HOOS Place crew gets into the nitty gritty of the football win over Virginia Tech and berth in the ACC Championship Game, and the basketball team on the eve of the ACC-B1G Challenge. StLou previews Purdue and UNC, while Seattle and Val take stock of the Hoos hoopers based on the data from the first 7 games.