Virginia scheduled to play in Wooden event at Orlando’s “Bubble”

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo by Matt Riley, UVA Athletics

It appears that Virginia’s basketball team will participate in the 2020 Wooden Legacy event in Orlando, although dates have not been announced.

Sources told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports that several early-season events such as the Wooden Legacy games would be conducted in “a bubble” at Walt Disney World’s basketball facilities, which have housed the NBA season since the league held its restart.

Virginia, UCLA, Kansas and Georgetown were originally scheduled to play in the Wooden event, which honors legendary UCLA coach John Wooden. The games were to be played in Anaheim, Calif., but all that changed due to the pandemic.

Georgetown has elected to opt out of the event according to Rothstein’s sources, which means the Wooden officials will now seek a replacement.

Also according to Rothstein, the ACC is currently planning to play two league games in December, just like last season when UVA opened up at Syracuse, then hosted North Carolina at John Paul Jones Arena, winning both contests.

Sources told Rothstein that the ACC has established two windows for conference games in December as well: Dec. 15-16 and Dec. 29-30. Also, the ACC-Big Ten Challenge is scheduled to proceed — on campus sites — with projected dates of Dec. 8-9.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoonicorn

UVA senior big man Jay Huff has tied the knot, marrying his fiance, Lindsay Knight, over the weekend. The two got engaged earlier this year, and Huff told us back in the spring that he was staying with Knight’s family during the pandemic. The fan-favorite 7-footer, who withdrew his name from the NBA Draft in August, will play a key role for the Hoos for one more season. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Huff!



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