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Virginia lands commitment from Italian JuCo guard

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 30: Head coach Tony Bennett of the Virginia Cavaliers celebrates after defeating the Purdue Boilermakers 80-75 in overtime of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Regional to advance to the Final Four at KFC YUM! Center on March 30, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Virginia has shored up their perimeter depth for the 2019-20 season by tapping into the JuCo ranks.

Tomas Woldetensae, a native of Italy that had spent the last year playing for Indian Hills C.C. in Iowa, committed to Virginia, according to multiple reports. A 6-foot-5 sharpshooter, Woldetensae averaged more than 17 points while shooting 48 percent from three this past season.

This is a major addition for the Cavaliers, who are losing Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy to the NBA this offseason. They do return Kihei Clark as well as a handful of guys that barely saw any playing time last season, but it was quite obvious to anyone paying attention that Virginia needed to find some answers.

With Jay Huff, Braxton Key and Mamadi Diakite, assuming he withdraws from the draft, all returning, the Wahoos have a really good frontline. But even with Woldetensae in the mix, they project as a team that is going to have to do quite a bit to find answers for shooting problems this season.