Cavalier Corner

August 2016

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In Virginia's win over Butler in the NCAA Tournament, Brogdon's defense on Andrew Chrabascz helped the Cavaliers advance to the Sweet 16. Off the court, Brogdon received accolades that were equally impressive. He earned his master's degree from Virgin- ia's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and was one of the select students cho- sen to live on Virginia's prestigious Range. During a press conference the day after the draft, Bucks general manager John Hammond called Brogdon an "extra-special guy." "You wonder how a rookie can provide leadership? With his character and the qual- ity of person that he is, I think he can help us with some of that," Hammond said. "We're really excited about him. I think Malcolm's going to be a very good player for us." Bucks head coach Jason Kidd said he be- lieves Brogdon — the team's second-round pick — should be able to get more early play- ing time than a typical rookie. "He's a competitor on the defensive end," Kidd said. "He's been well-coached and un- derstands who he is. We're very lucky to be able to get somebody like that. "We feel we got better tonight in the draft." Brogdon said he is excited to fill whatever role the Bucks need him to. At 23, he is older than six members of the Bucks current roster. "I'm a leader," he said, "but I think in this situation I'll have to listen, even from the younger guys who are already here. "I'm going to learn as much as I can from them and from the older guys and feel my way out." Hammond joked about Brogdon's age. "We talked this offseason about adding some veteran leadership to our team — we had no idea we were going to do it with a second-round pick," said Hammond, smiling.

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