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Basketball standout Marcus Santos-Silva reveals he’ll transfer from VCU – The Virginian-Pilot – The Virginian-Pilot



April 21, 2020
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Marcus Santos-Silva, right, shown competing against national Player of the Year Obi Toppin of Dayton on Jan. 14, 2020, in Ohio, announced he will transfer from VCU. Santos-Silva was a Ram for three seasons.

Marcus Santos-Silva, right, shown competing against national Player of the Year Obi Toppin of Dayton on Jan. 14, 2020, in Ohio, announced he will transfer from VCU. Santos-Silva was a Ram for three seasons.(John Minchillo/AP)

Forward Marcus Santos-Silva announced via social media Monday that he will transfer from VCU, where he has played three seasons.

He led the Rams (18-13) last season with averages of 12.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game, and he shot 56.9% from the field.

Meanwhile, the Rams added Brendan Medley-Bacon, a 7-footer who is transferring to VCU from Coppin State.

He led the Eagles with 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game as a sophomore, averaging 7.5 points and 31 minutes. He’ll have to sit out the 2020-21 season, though, unless the current transfer rules are changed.

Virginia Beach City FC has announced a 7-on-7 Senior Shootout for July 25-26, a tournament designed to give Hampton Roads 12th-graders a proper send-off.

The VHSL canceled all spring state tournaments, leaving seniors no chance at state honors and only an outside chance at experiencing competition in the summer. VBCFC is hoping to provide them an outlet for that.

Former Virginia football standout Malcolm Pittman, who died April 3 at home in Accokeek, Maryland, tested positive for COVID-19, his family told a Baltimore television station.

Pittman, 56, played forU.Va. from 1981 to 1985, starring as a kick returner. According to a report from WBAL-TV, Pittman thought he had the flu.

Pittman had been coaching football, basketball and track and field at his high school alma mater, St. Albans, for the past 20 years.

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