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Transfer Braxton Key Adds Scoring, Versatility to #5 Cavaliers

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UVa coach Tony Bennett says depth and versatility is two of his team's biggest strengths heading into the 2018-19 season.

Braxton Key, a transfer from Alabama helps the 'Hoos in both areas.

Key, who won a National Championship with Oak Hill Academy as a senior in high school, originally considered signing with Virginia, but was too late, after De'Andre Hunter took the last spot in Virginia's 2016 class.

"He's a dear friend and I've known him for a while," says UVa guard Kyle Guy.  "Him being here is awesome off the court, and on the court he can really help us.  He's a tremendous offensive rebounder and he really has a good feel for the game."

"He's going to be great for us," says UVa sophomore forward Austin Katstra.  "He can shoot the ball, he can defend really well, he can post up, he can finish.  He does everything really well."  

"A guy who just wants to win to be honest," says Braxton Key.  "In high school we won the national championship at Oak Hill and I just want to win, I love the feeling of winning, so whatever I have to do to win."

Virginia is a 25 point favorite for Tuesday night's season opener against Towson.