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SIZING UP AIYEOTAN (4:15 pm)
Virginia boasts the tallest player in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season as 6-foot-9 freshman Felicia Aiyeotan is expected to log significant minutes for the Cavaliers. The Nigeria native, who played prep basketball at Blair Academy in New Jersey, figures into head coach Joanne Boyle’s overall plan of becoming a better rebounding team and sharing the basketball more this season.
“She will make an impact,” Boyle said. “I don’t know how much at first, but the one thing I do know is that she is very coachable and very driven. She wants to get better. She got (to Virginia) in July and hasn’t missed one day of practice.”
Aiyeotan’s goals include adding weight and strength in addition to honing her overall basketball skills.
“Where she is now and where she will be in a year is totally different.” Boyle said. “But she will contribute (this season) – how much will be determined moving forward.”