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From those that I spoke with, Wilka Montout all but told Virginia that she would play the final two years of her college career at JPJ. That changed last week when South Carolina coach Dawn Staley landed the 6-foot-5 center from Cayenne, French Guiana.
Virginia would have loved the addition but the business school did not beat out the one in the Palmetto State. This decision baffles me, but I know little about the biz school in Columbia, S.C.
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UVA has the #1 undergrad business school... Maybe she couldn't get in? SC is nowhere close. If you've been in the new Comm school building, it would be hard to go anywhere else. It's better than some of the top MBA program facilities.
I like the direction of our Women's basketball program; I think we made a solid hire after losing a legend, but I really wish we'd brought Staley home. Who knows, maybe some day.
My understanding is that Montout was specifically interested in international business and South Carolina has the #1 ranked international business undergrad program. I would not attempt to argue the merits of either business program over the other. I might argue that USC did a better job of selling their program to Montout than UVA. Staley and what she is doing with the South Carolina basketball program obviously impressed Mountout as well.
Montout had a great visit. One source said today that the ability to start right away helped. Staley has the help of many former Virginia coaches on the recruiting trail, something the current staff will have to manage.
South Carolina has had the #1 international business program in the nation for years! Kind of like their baseball program. :-)
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