News

Former UVA Standout Has Chance To Play With The Best

Former UVA Standout Has Chance To Play With The Best

Photo: WINA

Former Virginia Cavalier standout Joe Harris is now on the summer league roster of the Cleveland Cavaliers, alongside number one draft pick Andrew Wiggins.  Harris, who was drafted #33 overall has played in two summer league games thus far after missing the first due to an injury.  Harris played 22 minutes last night, scoring six points, grabbing three rebounds and dishing out one assist.  Harris started the game as well, and has a decent shot to make a roster that would make him a teammate of the game’s greatest player, Lebron James. (James rejoined the Cavaliers late last week)  David Griffin, General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers likes what he sees in Harris…”Heck of a pin down shooter, ..great coming off screens….a very tough kid an overachieving personality type, someone that we have high hopes for.”

The Cavaliers will certainly need shooters to play with James, but the Cavaliers are also reportedly trying to lure free agent shooters Mike Miller and Ray Allen to the team to rejoin James.  Harris, a consistent deep threat could be a help to James and has demonstrated enough athleticism to defend at the NBA level as well.  Ted Jeffries, men’s basketball color analyst for the Virginia Sports Network, joined the show to discuss the potential of Harris making the team.  ” I think for him it’s finding out what he does best and locking in on it.  I think what we’ve come to know about Joe is that obviously he’s a very selfless player, but he’s got a picture perfect form as a shooter.  I think that’s where he’s gotta butter his bread in the NBA.  That’s what Lebron is gonna need…he’s a drive, draw, slash kind of guy [he] obviously has improved his shooting ability, but he needs a collective amount of shooters so he can create opportunities for guys and I think that’s where Joe can score some minutes with this Cavalier team.”  You can hear the interview with Ted Jeffries in it’s entirety here: http://wina.com/best-seat/ted-jeffries-5/

Latest Stories

in National, World

Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Fresh
Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

in Sports

Only arguing remains in Sterling trail

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

in Entertainment

Fans support campaign to keep Sean Bean alive in new show

British actor Sean Bean arrives for a special UK screening of Cleanskin, at the Mayfair Hotel in central London, Monday, March 5, 2012.

The "Game of Thrones" actor has died more than 20 times in his career, and fans want it to stop.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local

Bicyclist Killed In Albemarle

Albemarle Police Badge

There was a fatal accident involving a bicyclist Saturday at Walnut Creek Park.