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Sophomore guard Kelsey Wolfe (Germantown, Md.) recently checked in with to discuss the 2011-12 season. Wolfe and the Cavaliers host the Marriott Cavalier Classic on Wednesday (Dec. 28) and Thursday (Dec. 29). First up is a 7 p.m. match-up against Wagner on Wednesday.

Question: What effect has the new staff had on the team and you personally?
: The new staff has been great. They all have great personalities and are very easy to talk too and get along with. We actually just had a team dinner at Bonefish Grill and it was a lot of fun, a lot of laughing and joking around.

Question: What is your first basketball memory?
: The first basketball memory would probably be playing with my brothers and sister on our hoop in the driveway. It would always be either two on two or horse. My family is a pretty athletic family so at a young age we were always playing sports.

Question: When did you decide you want to play basketball at Virginia? What things went into your decision?
: I always wanted to play for Virginia ever since I was in middle school and when my AAU coach told me they were interested in me I wanted to do everything I could to be able to have a chance to play here. The main thing that went into my decision in picking a school was location. I really wanted to go to a school where my family has an opportunity to see me play. UVa was perfect because they could come to most of my home games and even to some of my away game because of the opponents we play. Overall Virginia was a great fit for me basketball-wise and academically.

Question: What’s the best part about playing at JPJA?
: I think my favorite part about playing in JPJ is the fans. We have the best fans in the ACC and I just really enjoy playing in front of them. I really love meeting and signing posters for them because they really do support us who ever we are playing whether we are in non-conference games or conference games.

Question: What’s your favorite part of practice? Your least favorite?
: My favorite part of practice would probably have to be when we split up posts and guards. That’s my favorite because this is when we break down portions of our offense and really focus on game shots that we would be taking. This really helps us work on our footwork and that our cuts are sharp. My least favorite part of practice would probably be when we have to run because we did not get a rebound or when we have lack of focus. That is my least favorite part because those mistakes are fixable and we know as a team that we should not be making them.

Question: What’s your favorite pre-game pump up song?
: My pump up song would have to be Fly by Rihanna. I just love the lyrics and Nicki Minaj’s verse in the song.

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