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March 8, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Former University of Virginia standout Bryant Stith is one of eight former players and one former coach serving as Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Legends at this year’s tournament in Greensboro, N.C. (March 11-14).

Stith, a three-time first-team All-ACC and honorable mention All-America performer, is Virginia’s all-time leading scorer (2,516 points) and ranks fourth on the all-time ACC scoring list. He was also the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1989.

Stith helped lead the Cavaliers to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a National Invitation Tournament (NIT) championship in his four seasons (1989-92) at UVa. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1992 NIT after leading Virginia to an 81-76 overtime win over Notre Dame in the championship game.

He went on to a 10-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He spent eight seasons with the Denver Nuggets, and one each with the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers before retiring prior to the start of the 2002-03 NBA season.

In addition to being Virginia’s all-time leading scorer, Stith still ranks first on UVa’s career lists in minutes played (4,391) and free throws made (690), second in field goals made (856), fourth in rebounds (859) and sixth in steals (177).

Other ACC legends to be honored are former Duke coach Vic Bubas and former players Vincent Hamilton (Clemson), Brad Johnson (Florida State), Tom Hammonds (Georgia Tech), Adrian Branch (Maryland), Lennie Rosenbluth (North Carolina), Chris Corchiani (N.C. State) and Jack Murdock (Wake Forest).

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