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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by gamersfuel View Post
    may be a good spot for him. I think he's better suited for a slower pace of play such as VA. And of course it's close to home
    I read an article on this and I think you hit the nail on the head. Heís apparently got a ton of UVA connections. From what Iíve read he is related to Ralph Sampson, heís from VA, he was recruited very heavily by UVA in high school, but they had to stop when their class filled up. Apparently though heís still got a strong relationship with Bennett.

    I canít imagine heíll play a ton there, but I hope it works out for him. Braxton seems like a good dude and I wish him well.


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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    It's a good spot for him to land with. He'll sit a year, and play two. I've always thought that he was more of a settle down guy who likes to create his shots. believe it or not, he will compete for playing time and I think he'll find minutes.
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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaHoosier View Post
    I read an article on this and I think you hit the nail on the head. Heís apparently got a ton of UVA connections. From what Iíve read he is related to Ralph Sampson, heís from VA, he was recruited very heavily by UVA in high school, but they had to stop when their class filled up. Apparently though heís still got a strong relationship with Bennett.

    I canít imagine heíll play a ton there, but I hope it works out for him. Braxton seems like a good dude and I wish him well.


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    More specifically, Virginia quit recruiting him when De'Andre Hunter committed. They both possess similar size and skill sets. Hunter redshirted his first year, was on the ACC's All Freshmen team, and was the ACC's Sixth Man of the Year this past season. Much of the loss to UMBC can be attributed to Hunter's injury, IMO. Conventional wisdom says Hunter will enter next year's NBA draft, creating a spot for Key after he sits a year.

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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    Key had a pretty impressive freshman season at Bama. He doesn't seem to get much credit for this; maybe some look at it as Bama not having other options that year.

    His sophomore year was a little rough due to his injury as well as whatever issues he had with his fit on the team. He was coming through towards the end of the season.

    If he puts in the work during his sit-out year, I think he'll be solid player for UVA as he would have been for Bama had he remained and put in the work during this off-season.

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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    Key is actually from Nashville. He played here locally at Christ Presbyterian for former Vandy player Drew Maddox. He then transferred and played his senior year at Oak Hill. However, his profile on the UA website said he was born in Charlotte, NC. Interesting to find out his uncle is Ralph Sampson.
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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    There is no doubt he has talent, but he needs to work on his skills to play in the NBA. He turns the ball over too much and his shot is very inconsistent. He was good his freshman year, but that had as much to do with the talent around him as his own production. There just weren't many scoring options his freshman year. He was on a team where he had to share this year, and I don't think that settled well with him. If he works on his skills in his mandatory year to sit out, he has the potential to be an NBA talent, but he was not there this year for sure.

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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    Braxton would have to have some video game type development to make it to the NBA.. Hopefully he at least gets a shot overseas.

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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    Why was Key cleared to play this season?

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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

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    Why was Key cleared to play this season?
    Granted a waiver on a hardship appeal.
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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

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    Granted a waiver on a hardship appeal.
    I figured it had to be a hardship but I haven't found out why. I think the NCAA is getting a little loose with this stuff but I don't know the situation. Any idea what the "hardship" was?

    I read that the appeal was about a family member who is ill may not be able to see Key play next season. I also read that in general, these family members are supposed to be parents, guardians, or siblings.

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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

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    I figured it had to be a hardship but I haven't found out why. I think the NCAA is getting a little loose with this stuff but I don't know the situation. Any idea what the "hardship" was?

    I read that the appeal was about a family member who is ill may not be able to see Key play next season. I also read that in general, these family members are supposed to be parents, guardians, or siblings.
    The NCAA has gotten a lot more lax with these things, which I really don't have a problem with.
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    Re: Braxton Key Transferring from Alabama

    I saw Braxton play a little bit this past weekend. He looked the same as when he was here - ineffectual.

    I also saw former Coach Grant's Dayton team play, and lose, a couple of times - no further comment required.
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    I've watched Key Saturday and tonight. He looks more confident and is playing pretty good defense.

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