ACC Basketball Week In Review 6/6-6/13

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It was quite a busy week across the ACC with basketball news seemingly coming daily. Here is everything that you need to know in hoops news from this past week across the Atlantic Coast Conference.

With all the success that Louisville basketball has had since Rick Pitino took over in 2001, it is no surprise that the school wants to ensure that this is the last stop in his storied coaching career. Pitino’s new extension through the 2025-2026 season will take him through his 72nd birthday, which would be quite a feat if he is still coaching to that date. Pitino is 722-254 as a collegiate head coach, and holds a 368-126 record as coach of the Cardinals. In his career, he has taken seven different trips to the Final Four, and has won two National Championships, including one with Louisville in 2013.

Sacha Killeya-Jones surprised many last week when he announced that he was retracting his verbal commitment from Virginia. Viewed by many as one of the top prospects in the Class of 2016, he was expected to give the Virginia front court a huge lift two years from now. Since re-opening his recruitment, he has taken a visit to Kentucky, who offered him a scholarship on the spot. He continues to be an effective post player at the high school level, and has the ability to step out and shoot near the perimeter, which has become such a pivotal part of the collegiate and NBA levels.

Rising r-sophomore guard Malik Muller will transfer from the program, the school announced on Friday. Muller became the eighth member of the program to leave since Buzz Williams took over prior to last season, and his departure is likely due to the overcrowded backcourt going into next season. The Hokies will have former Maryland PG Seth Allen eligible for this season, as well as Devin Wilson, Jalen Hudson, Ahmed Hill, as well as incoming freshman Justin Robinson. Muller averaged 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds per game last season. He will be eligible to go to any non-ACC school, and will have two seasons of eligibility left once he sits out a year, per NCAA transfer rules.

Former Hokie basketball star Britney Anderson is heading to Blacksburg to join Dennis Wolff’s women’s basketball staff at Virginia Tech. Anderson played for the Hokies from 2003-2007, and helped lead the school to NCAA Tournament appearances in three out of her four years with the program. Anderson will join former Villanova women’s assistant Heather Vulin as new additions to the coaching staff heading into the 2015-2016 campaign.

 

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