Tony Bennett and the Virginia men’s basketball team will not be making the customary trip to the White House to celebrate their national championship, the school announced on Friday.
It’s not clear if President Donald Trump extended an invitation to the Cavaliers after their overtime win against Texas Tech in the national championship game. Bennett, however, didn’t cite a political issue as their reason for not going — as several teams in the past have done.
Instead, he said it was simply a logistical issue to get everyone together to actually make the trip.
“With several players either pursuing pro opportunities or moving on from UVA, it would be difficult, if not impossible to get everyone back together,” Bennett said. “We would have to respectfully decline an invitation.”
Several key Cavaliers players have already declared for the NBA draft, including De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy.
Traditionally, both professional and collegiate teams are invited…