Will Sherrill profile

Nice profile of Will Sherrill in the Washington Post yesterday:

Considering Will Sherrill's background, the Virginia junior forward would appear better suited for the White House than an ACC front court. He grew up in New York's Upper East Side, boarded in high school at the renowned Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts and is pursuing double majors in history and economics at U-Va.

He was the sports editor of his high school newspaper, serves as a student-athlete mentor at Virginia and spent his summer interning with a hedge-fund firm. And after two seasons as the player cheering at the end of the Cavaliers' bench, the walk-on has improbably carved a niche within first-year Coach Tony Bennett's rotation.

Read the entire piece; it's good stuff.

If you had told me before the season that a walk-on would be starting in the ACC opener, I would not have been optimistic. Sherrill plays hard, though, and he does the little things. He helps the team, and that's all you can ask.

Two words

Will. Sherrill. How's this for a line in the win over Cleveland State: 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, one blocked shot, and zero turnovers. Previous career highs for Sherill: 3 points, 3 rebounds.

Let us forever speak of The Legend of Will Sherrill.

Unfortunately, the rest of the team looked pretty bad for much of the game, especially on the defensive end. I'm afraid that some of these guys are just not getting it defensively. I pity poor Coach Bennett. Opponents are getting into the lane at will, and Virginia's rotations on defense are slow/nonexistent.

But a win's a win, I guess. And there were some other bright spots, to be honest. Sylven Landesberg had 20 points and Mike Scott had 15 points and 8 rebounds. I just wish this team could play defense.

Next up is Penn State on Monday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Hope we can fill up JPJ for that one.