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Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Apr. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite made the announcement Wednesday on his Instagram page. He's the fourth member of the national champions to make the move, joining De'Andre...

Virginia's Guy entering NBA draft, could return to school

Apr. 16, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia scoring leader Kyle Guy says he is entering the NBA draft. The junior guard announced his plans on Instagram Tuesday, adding he is leaving open the option of returning to school. Guy was named the most outstanding player in this year's Final Four and is the third member...

Virginia's De'Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome declare for NBA draft

Apr. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia guards De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome say they are forgoing their final year of eligibility to make themselves available for the NBA draft. Both made the announcements Monday on Instagram, and their decisions were confirmed by Virginia. Hunter, a 6-7 redshirt sophomore,...

Virginia guard Ty Jerome declares for NBA draft

Apr. 15, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia guard Ty Jerome says he is forgoing his final year of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Jerome made the announcement Monday on his Instagram page. He says he made the decision after talking with his family and the Virginia coaching staff. The...

Virginia fans turn out to celebrate NCAA hoops title

Apr. 13, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thousands of fans turned out Saturday to celebrate Virginia's first national championship in basketball. The crowd, estimated at 21,000 on the school's Twitter account, filled one side of Scott Stadium five days after the Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime to win the...

Once marred by racist rally, Charlottesville revels in win

Apr. 10, 2019 3:15 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city once marred by deadly violence and tiki torch-carrying white supremacists chanting Nazi slogans savored a moment of bliss Tuesday as it welcomed home national men's college basketball champion University of Virginia. Charlottesville was in full party mode a day...

Huge crowd welcomes home national hoops champion Cavaliers

Apr. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's national champion men's basketball team returned to campus Tuesday and was greeted with a hero's welcome. A throng of several thousand fans serenaded coach Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers, many in the crowd sporting newly acquired T-shirts celebrating the first...

Correction: Confederate Monument Protest-Riot Case story

Apr. 5, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story March 24 about a riot during a Confederate monument protest, The Associated Press, based on information from The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, reported erroneously that four men indicted in the case were members of the Rise Against Movement. The group is named...

Judge: Black activist can't represent neo-Nazi group in case

Apr. 4, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

A black activist who says he took control over one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi groups was barred Thursday from participating on the group's behalf in a federal lawsuit over the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Hoppe ruled that James Hart Stern cannot...

Teen pleads guilty to racist threat that closed schools

Mar. 28, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teenager has pleaded guilty to posting a racist threat online that shut down Charlottesville City Schools for two days last week. News outlets report the 17-year-old boy was convicted Wednesday and is set to be sentenced April 24. Assistant Commonwealth Attorney...