Two Players Join Virginia Men's Basketball Team
Nov. 8, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE – University of Virginia men’s head basketball coach Dave Leitao announced on Tuesday (Nov. 8) that junior Matt Deasey and freshman Drew Shiembob have joined the Virginia team after going through a tryout process.
Deasey is a 6-0 guard from Wynnewood, Pa. He lettered three times in basketball at Episcopal Academy and was the team captain his senior season.
Shiembob is a 6-4 freshman forward from Richmond, Va. He was a four-year starter at St. Christopher’s School. He averaged 18.5 points and 6.9 rebounds a game as a senior and earned Virginia League of Independent Schools first-team All-State honors. He finished his career at St. Christopher’s as the school’s career leader in rebounds (582) and ranked fourth in scoring (1,097 points). Shiembob was the team’s captain as a junior and a senior.
Virginia has an exhibition game scheduled with Concordia University (Montreal) on Friday (Nov. 11) at 7:00 p.m. at University Hall. The Cavaliers open their 2005-06 regular season on November 18 (7:00 p.m.) at home against Liberty University.