ACC Basketball

Virginia Loses Second Shooting Guard This Off-Season

Why doesn’t anyone want to backup Joe Harris?

First, shooting guard Paul Jesperson transferred out of Virginia back in May, now sophomore shooting guard Taylor Barnette is outta there too.

From the Cavalier Daily:

“Taylor has informed me that he has decided to transfer from our program,” head coach Tony Bennett said. “His main reason is that he wants a bigger role as a player at another school. His release will be granted and we wish him well.”

Playing in 26 games last year, Barnette averaged just 2.6 points per game, although he shot a solid 43-percent from three. In fact, he was 10-18 from three in ACC play.

Word is he’s looking for more playing time and with the return of Malcolm Brogdon (redshirted last year with a broken foot), plus incoming freshmen London Perrantes and Devon Hall, the kid just didn’t see a lot of minutes coming his way.

Barnette becomes the fourth guard and sixth player to leave Virginia since 2011.

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