In the 2021 Ohio game…
UVA was up 40-39 with 8 min left and then BVP goes nuts for just 4 minutes.
He scored 10 points in 4 minutes and Ohio was up 49-42 and had assumed control of the game.
In the 2022-23 Michigan game…
Michigan was up 58-54 with 9:10 left and then BVP goes nuts for just 4 minutes.
He scored 9 points in 4 minutes and UVA was up 65-60 and had assumed control of the game.
We could have really really used BVP the last three years. 6’8" guys who are tough as nails, can pass the ball, know the game, and have some shooting touch should always have a spot on our roster. Don’t care if they’re not heralded recruits or lack some athleticism.
These guys fill mid major rosters all over the country. There’s no reason that we couldn’t identify and recruit a guy with BVP’s profile once every 3 or 4 years.
Watched the game with a michigan grad. He said BVP looks unguardable and was gushing about his passing.
Funny enough he also said it looked like Caffaro couldn’t walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Had to laugh because If last night was your only time seeing FC you’d think he was the worst big in the country
My favorite thing about BVP is how quickly he makes decisions. If he gets the ball and he’s not in an advantageous position, he immediately makes the pass and keeps the offense flowing quickly. Too often players hold the ball for a second or two too long and things bog down. But he keeps thing cycling.
Also, when he’s in a mismatch, he looks to exploit it immediately. Smaller dude on him - he’ll take him to the paint and shoot over him or watch for the quick interior pass when help comes. Bigger slow dude on him, he’ll give him the shot fake and drive hard around him to the basket. Understanding the mismatch you’ve got and quickly knowing what to do with it is great.
Never dreamed that he would be this good a fit. The versatility he brings reminds me of Deandre in 2018. Completely different skillset but our opponents do not have an answer for when he comes off the bench and how he compliments any 4 of our starters on the court.
He’s 1000% going to spend 25 min at the free throw line picking apart the cuse zone….lol. He might have 20 and 10 (assists) that game.
With the mustache, I have to keep reminding myself that BVP, while old for a college student, is still only like 24 or whatever. Between the mustache and the headband my subconscious always tries to tell me that he’s like 37.
It’s a good question. My best guess is he’s enrolled in a masters or doctoral program with no real intention of earning that degree because he wouldn’t be able to finish in time. It’s not a problem because he already has 2-3 degrees. That would free him up to take mostly electives and use up all of his audit class allowance at once.
Probably the grad equivalent of what Keels did at Duke.
I think he does stay, and next year he leads HooCrew, drives a bus, works at the Corner parking lot, spins classical music on TJU, forms a critical darling indie band, dominates the intramural scene, etc.
And if they tore down the Corner parking lot, please nobody tell me.