The junior guard announced last week he would declare for the draft, and now he says he is not turning back.
District fighter faces prospect of jail time following Saturday's bout at Rosecroft Raceway`
The redshirt junior joins Ty Jerome, De'Andre Hunter and Kyle Guy in announcing their intentions to leave school early.
Guy could withdraw his name from the draft by May 29 and return to the Cavaliers for his senior year.
A week of celebration culminates in a tribute to the school's first national basketball champions.
De’Andre Hunter, Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome combined for 67 points of Virginia's 85 points in the overtime win over Texas Tech for the program's first national championship.
The sophomore, considered the Cavs’ top NBA prospect, exploded for 27 points and nine rebounds in the national championship victory.
Reports indicated the Radford, Va., native will take over for the departed Buzz Williams, who left for the same position at Texas A&M.
“I believe our steps are ordered,” Bennett said the day before the top-seeded Cavaliers face No. 3 seed Texas Tech in the first national championship game for both schools.
Other teams in the Washington region were keeping a close eye on the weather as the hurricane made its way toward the East Coast.