Just a couple of weeks ago, we were discussing the fact that Calvin Baker seemed to find a role in the program, and had been named one of the team's captains. Now, not so much. Jontel Baker has really taken off, and now this:
Following Virginia’s 69-57 loss at Wake Forest on Saturday, the normally talkative Tony Bennett suddenly turned laconic when asked to elaborate on guard Calvin Baker’s status. Baker, a senior co-captain, didn’t make the trip to Winston-Salem.
“Coach’s decision” was all Bennett would say.
On Sunday, sources confirmed to the Daily Progress that Baker’s situation is related to his displeasure with his reduced role on the team. The sources said Baker’s future status is in flux.
I can understand Baker's frustration, but I'm not going to question the way Bennett has handled this team or the rotation. Bennett is doing an exceptional job, from my vantage point.
It'll be interesting to see how this one plays out.