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Tony Bennett on UVA alums in NBA: ‘It brings me such joy’

Chris Graham
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For years, UVA basketball fans had Roger Mason Jr., and that was it.

Then we got Mike Scott. Their careers overlapped for two seasons – from 2012-2014.

Nowadays, you need NBA League Pass on the TV and mobile to keep up with everybody.

Scott is in Philly, Malcolm Brogdon is in Indiana, You’ve got De’Andre Hunter in Atlanta, Joe Harris with the superteam in Brooklyn, Anthony Gill, Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome fighting for playing time in Washington, Sacramento and OKC.

Between League Pass and the jerseys, Tony Bennett has made it infinitely more expensive to be a UVA hoops fan.

“You know, the more guys you get in the league, which is a good thing, it’s also a bad thing, because you can’t keep up with all of it,” Bennett conceded in a Zoom chat with reporters on Monday.

Like the rest of us, he finds himself checking the box scores most mornings, and when he has a night off, he’s trying to tune in.

“It’s kind of hit or miss, but whenever I can, and it works out, it’s awesome, because it brings brings me such joy, because I know how hard they worked, and it’s certainly a dream of theirs coming true,” Bennett said.

Story by Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].