• 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
Cavaliers Keep Rolling at JPJMen's Basketball1/15/18No. 3 Virginia remained atop the ACC standings with a 68-51 victory over NC State at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday night.Singh Back in Familiar SurroundingsMen's Tennis1/12/18Former UVA tennis star Sanam Singh is back at his alma mater as the volunteer assistant coach in the men's program.Hayes Making Immediate ImpactWrestling1/10/18Redshirt freshman Louie Hayes is ranked No. 13 nationally at 125 pounds for Virginia, which competes at the Virginia Duals this weekend in Hampton.
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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.
Jeff White: No. 3 Cavaliers Keep Rolling at JPJ
M. Basketball | 1/15/2018
No. 3 Virginia remained atop the ACC standings with a 68-51 victory over NC State at John Paul...
Hall's 25 lead No. 3 Virginia past NC State 68-51
M. Basketball | 1/14/2018
Devon Hall scored a career-best 25 points and No. 3 Virginia pushed its winning streak to eight ...
No. 3 Virginia Hosts NC State Sunday
M. Basketball | 1/12/2018
No. 3 Virginia (15-1, 4-0 ACC) hosts NC State (12-5, 2-2 ACC) in ACC men’s basketball...
Jeff White: Hard-Earned Win Extends Cavaliers' Streak
M. Basketball | 1/10/2018
No. 3 Virginia, which stretched its winning streak to seven games Tuesday night with a 68-61...
Guy's 22 points Push No. 3 Virginia Past Syracuse 68-61
M. Basketball | 1/9/2018
Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De'Andre Hunter added 15 and No. 3 Virginia beat Syracuse 68-61 on...
No. 3 Virginia Entertains Syracuse Tuesday
M. Basketball | 1/8/2018
No. 3 Virginia (14-1, 3-0 ACC) hosts Syracuse (12-4, 1-2 ACC) in ACC men’s basketball...
Coach's Corner with Tony Bennett Airs Tonight
M. Basketball | 01/15/2018
Coach's Corner with Tony Bennett will air tonight on the Virginia Sports Radio Network.
Jeff White: 'Hoos Lock Down Heels Again at JPJ
M. Basketball | 01/06/2018
In a nationally televised ACC game at JPJ, No. 8 Virginia defeated No. 12 North Carolina 61-49 on...
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