Sam Hauser, who sat out last season, is a senior transfer to Charlottesville from Marquette in the Big East. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound wing averaged 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in his three years in Wisconsin under former Duke basketball player and assistant Steve Wojciechowski, earning him All-Big East Second Team honors in his final season.
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Hauser is an elite shooter, making nearly 48 percent of his shots in total and 45 percent of his 3-point attempts. Plus, he has knocked down 87.6 percent of his free throws as a college player (73 of 79, or 92.4 percent, as a junior).
Virginia head coach Tony Bennett’s newest efficient scorer may prove to be a problem to defend in Durham next season.
Staying in the state of Virginia, on to Blacksburg…