Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fall Update

I know it's early but there has been a decent bit of ACC basketball news that I thought I'd pass along. For starters, the ACC has done a great job of getting of recruiting for the class of 2009. The conference claims three teams in's 2009 top 10 team recruiting rankings. UNC holds down the number one spot with 5 commitments (each of which are ranked top 100 players by ESPN as well. Georgia Tech comes in at number six spot while Georgia Tech is not far behind at 9. You can find the breakdown of these classes here.

In other ACC news, the Virginia Cavaliers Men's Basketball team finished up Labor Day weekend in Canada with a 2-1 record. Big time Freshman SG/SF Sylven Landesberg scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in his first time suiting up for the Cavaliers. He would go on to average 17 points and 11.5 rebounds in his first two games before spraining his ankle early in the third. Junior guard Calvin Baker played very well and was the team's leading scorer with a 16ppg average. Seven foot freshman Assane Sene was not able to join the team on the trip due to the uncertainty of his eligibility status. Apparently this is not a big concern as Virginia Head Coach Dave Leitao expects him to be eligible for the start of the Cavaliers 2008-2009 season.