• Two-year letterwinner from 2015-17 for head coach Rick Zych at Bishop Miege High School in Mission, Kan.
• Averaged 13.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 blocks as Bishop Miege captured its second straight Class-4A Division I basketball championship in 2016-17
• Earned state tournament MVP honors after tallying 21 points in the Stags' state final win over McPherson
• Named to the Class-4A All-State first team
• Netted All-State honorable mention honors as a junior as Bishop Miege won its first of back-to-back high school titles in 2015-16
• Guided Bishop Miege to a 44-6 record during his two seasons
• Francesco Herman Badocchi
• Born in Milan, Italy
• Parents are Claudio and Donna Jones Badocchi
• Has two older sisters, Camilla and Arianna
• Volunteered for Uplift, a homeless outreach program, and also assists elderly people
• Enjoys music and played piano concerts growing up in Italy
• Member of the Italian National Basketball Team
• Chose Virginia because it was the perfect fit to develop as an all-around athlete and student in a great environment
• Was also recruited by Illinois, Wichita State, Boise State and Florida Gulf Coast
• Career goals are to play at the highest level of basketball and be successful in the business world
• Intends to major in business
Thompson Starts Laying GroundworkWomen's Basketball6/20/18Summer practice started Wednesday morning for the Virginia women's basketball team, which has a new head coach, Tina Thompson.Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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