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Friday / May 14.
  • Virginia lands East Carolina transfer Jayden Gardner

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Virginia on Monday landed a pledge from East Carolina transfer Jayden Gardner.

    The 6-foot-7 Gardner averaged 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds as a junior at ECU and 19.7 points and 9.2 rebounds as a sophomore.

    He also considered N.C. State, LSU, Arkansas and Miami.

    “We have a great relationship and I know how much they like me and how much I like them,” Gardner told 247Sports.com of UVA. “I like how they play a pack line defense and as a player who needs to learn and get better on defense that’s a good opportunity. I can progress to the next level on both ends of the court and its exciting opportunity to add to that aspect of my game.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.