The defending national champs will not be going to the White House. Here is a taste of Mike Barber’s reporting at the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
CHARLOTTESVILLE — After winning the national championship, the Virginia basketball team won’t be following the tradition of visiting the White House.
“We have received inquiries about a visit to the White House,” UVA coach Tony Bennett said in a statement the school released Friday. “With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone back together. We would have to respectfully decline an invitation.”
Virginia went 35-3 this season and beat Texas Tech to win the school’s first basketball national championship earlier this month. Since then, junior guards Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome, junior forward Mamadi Diakite and sophomore forward De’Andre Hunter all have declared for the NBA draft. In addition, sophomore reserve guard Marco Anthony has said that he has entered his name in the NCAA’s transfer portal and will be leaving the Cavaliers.
Hunter retweeted the school’s announcement, adding the words “No Thanks Trump,” followed by two laughing emojis.
Read the rest here.
I guess the UVA basketball team doesn’t like fast food. Or maybe something else is going on. 🙂
By the way, the women’s Division 1 champs, the Baylor Lady Bears, have accepted Trump’s invitation.