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Future Virginia Cavalier Braxton Key in a position his new coach, Tony Bennett, will like.
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No matter how you look at it, college basketball rosters have way more turmoil than they used to.

Freshmen can be one-and-done, as we see at Duke and Kentucky, but other players feel free to move if things aren’t working out the way they think they should. The transfer rate has really gone through the roof.

And of course a few years ago, the NCAA began to allow grad students to transfer and be immediately eligible, which has bailed out dozens of programs since it started.

Clemson picked up a grad student transfer this weekend with Oral Roberts big man (6-10, 230) Javan White relocating to Tigertown. He averaged nearly a double-double this past season and should help shore up Clemson’s inside game.

Clemson also picked up a traditional transfer recently when Asheville’s Johnathan Baehre picked the Tigers. He’s a slim 6-9 sophomore.

And Virginia nabbed Charlotte native and 6-8 Alabama forward Braxton Keys who will return to ACC country after two years with the Crimson Tide who said something very interesting, at least to us: “This entire experience has been extremely humbling. In high school during the recruitment process, the things that impacted my decisions were completely different than they are now.”

Whatever happened (or didn’t) at ‘Bama seems to have grounded Keys and will be good for Virginia as well.

Incidentally, his uncle is Virginia great Ralph Sampson.

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