September 17, 2008
Freshman Center Assane Sene has been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center and will be able to play for the Cavaliers this upcoming season.
At 7 feet, Sene is the tallest player on the Virginia basketball team and will give the Cavaliers some much needed depth in the frontcourt with the departure of Laurynas Mikalauskas. He missed the team's three exhibition games in Canada while awaiting the decision on his eligibility.
Sene is originally from Senegal and has only lived in the United States for a little over a year.