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For the second time in as many days, a member of the Virginia men's basketball team has decided to leave the program, as UVA announced Saturday that redshirt freshman James Johnson will transfer. Full Story
dsp

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Dec 24, 2011
Lemme guess, you leaving cause your not playing enough..well who's fault is that?..obviously , your not good enough to start.Well young man, i wish you the best of luck, but i would re-consider your decision, cause not only are we gonna make the tournament this year, but were gonna go a bit of a distance in it
Fortune

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Dec 25, 2011
dsp wrote:
Lemme guess, you leaving cause your not playing enough..well who's fault is that?..obviously , your not good enough to start.Well young man, i wish you the best of luck, but i would re-consider your decision, cause not only are we gonna make the tournament this year, but were gonna go a bit of a distance in it
You Sir, are NUTS! This team will barely make the tournament this year, if at all. They have beaten NOBODY of significance. Have you seen U of Michigan lately?
Rob

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Dec 25, 2011
Probably leaving cus he's tired of Reverend Bennett.
Nelly

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Dec 25, 2011
I sure hope one of these "reporters" makes some effort to go after the cause of all these transfers. Is it simply playing time? Is it chemistry? Is it the coach's religious dedication as noted by the comment of "Rob?"
why vote

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Dec 25, 2011
Rats jumping a sinking ship.
oldman

Chatham, VA

#6 Dec 25, 2011
Perhaps the reason is that they see more talented people on the team, and are going someplace that has less talent. That sort of puts a silver lining on all of this.
Great

Burke, VA

#7 Dec 25, 2011
Fortune wrote:
<quoted text> You Sir, are NUTS! This team will barely make the tournament this year, if at all. They have beaten NOBODY of significance. Have you seen U of Michigan lately?
MIC is ranked #19 and only lost to UVA, and Duke
frmr

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Dec 26, 2011
Could academics (grades) be the cause?
why vote

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Dec 26, 2011
frmr wrote:
Could academics (grades) be the cause?
Kind of tough to fail at basket weaving.
True

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Dec 26, 2011
why vote wrote:
<quoted text>Kind of tough to fail at basket weaving.
CANCEL that check mark. Clicked on wrong comment
Great

Burke, VA

#11 Dec 26, 2011
why vote wrote:
<quoted text>Kind of tough to fail at basket weaving.
That's one up from "LIFE101, Societal Parasite"
UVA Sux

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Dec 27, 2011
If this guy was any good he would have started from Day 1. Just call Coach K or Roy down on Tobacco Road!
desertswo

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Jan 14, 2012
I find all the negative comments about this young man rather interesting, not to mention extremely myopic. People are content to lambaste a 19- or 20-year old kid for imagined and unsubstantiated failings on his part, rather than demanding that the UVA sports beat writers put a little more rigor into their reportage.

Nelly of Charlottesville is absolutely spot on in her hope that "one of these 'reporters' makes some effort to go after the cause of all these transfers." Truer words were never spoken! Figure the odds folks; one scholarship player departing the pattern is not unusual; two taking their skill sets elsewhere is an item of concern; but when four of six (thus far) from the same recruiting class have seemingly run screaming for the exits, not into the waiting arms of the NBA, but into those of another Division I program, there are clearly some unseen but voracious termites eating away at the carefully crafted facade of that team, and they aren't, as some here would suggest, character flaws in these young men. This is clearly a case of "physician; heal thyself!"

Anarchist

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jan 14, 2012
All things considered one would have to look from the top down. Me thinks Va needs to take a serious look at their athletics director. But that won't happen for obvious reasons.

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