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Malcolm Brogdon, UVA class of '16, is currently making $1.5 million with the Milwaukee Bucks. What will the university's newest NBA recruits make?  Photo by Matt Riley Malcolm Brogdon, UVA class of ’16, is currently making $1.5 million with the Milwaukee Bucks. What will the university’s newest NBA recruits make? Photo by Matt Riley

Hoos blues

You know that feeling you get when you support UVA men’s basketball through the years, and then the team finally wins the NCAA championship for the first time ever, and several players decide a college degree isn’t as valuable as playing in the NBA?

While we predict they won’t be in the same paycheck league as Duke’s Zion Williamson, we can’t blame De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome, Kyle Guy, and Mamadi Diakite for cashing in on what could be some of the biggest paydays Virginia players have ever seen.

Here’s what other UVA players are earning since they graduated from—or jettisoned—their alma mater.

Malcolm Brogdon, Class of ‘16

  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • $1.5 million

Joe Harris, Class of ‘14

  • Brooklyn Nets
  • $8.3 million

Mike Scott, Class of ‘12

  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • $4.3 million

Justin Anderson

  • Atlanta Hawks
  • $2.5 million

And here’s how three previous NCAA hot shots cashed in.

DeAndre Ayton

  • Former Arizona Wildcat who was drafted by the Phoenix Suns
  • $8.2 million

Marvin Bagley III

  • Former Duke Blue Devil who was drafted by the Sacramento Kings
  • $7.3 million

Wendell Carter, Jr.

  • Former Duke Blue Devil who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls
  • $4.4 million

Hingeley windfall

Jim Hingeley. Staff photo

Candidate for Albemarle commonwealth’s attorney Jim Hingeley received a $50,000 donation from Sonjia Smith, the philanthropist known for writing big checks to Democrats who are running for office. As far as we can tell, this is the largest donation for a local prosecutor race, and former public defender Hingeley has raked in more than $100,000 so far. Incumbent Robert Tracci reports $21,000 as of March 31.

“Supersteve” declares

Supervisor Ann Mallek has a challenger in her White Hall District. Retired Army aviator Steve Harvey, whose email address is “supersteve,” says he wants to put his foot down on property tax increases.

Quote of the week: “This is exciting. Y’all came out for this! …You must have really had nothing else to do tonight.” —Reddit co-founder and UVA alum Alexis Ohanian at an April 17 New York Times-sponsored event on Grounds

Tuition bump booted

UVA’s Board of Visitors voted to roll back a previously announced 2.9 percent in-state tuition bump, thanks to additional General Assembly funding to public universities that opt not to up their tuition. The Charlottesville school will now receive an additional $5.52 million from the state, and the College at Wise can expect $235,000.

Riggleman stops by

Denver Riggleman. Submitted photo

Representative Denver Riggleman made a quiet visit to Charlottesville Monday for a meet-and-greet with SNP Global employees, at the invitation of the company’s political action committee. As far as we can tell, the Republican distillery owner did not take the opportunity for a more public meeting with constituents in Charlottesville, which went 85 percent for his opponent, Leslie Cockburn, in last fall’s election.

Well, that backfired

We’re not exactly sure what officials thought they’d get from an April 17 tweet posted on the city’s official Twitter account, which noted it was National Haiku Poetry Day, and called for Charlottesville-related submissions in the 5-7-5 syllable format. But we bet it wasn’t this.


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