UVA officially announces addition of Hauser

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Marquette transfer Sam Hauser is officially part of the Virginia men's basketball program.

UVA announced Hauser's addition to the roster with a press release on Friday. Hauser will sit the upcoming 2019-20 season, then have one year of eligibility for the 2020-21 season.

Hauser announced his decision to join the UVA program on social media earlier this week.

"We recruited Sam hard out of high school and are certainly excited to add him to the Virginia basketball family," UVA coach Tony Bennett said in a statement released by the school. "Sam is very skilled and is a proven player at this level. The experience and leadership he brings to our program is invaluable. We look forward to having him at UVA for the next two years."

Hauser was an All-Big East second-team selection as a junior at Marquette last season after averaging 14.9 pints and 7.2 rebounds per game. The 6-8 forward led the league in free throw percentage at 92.4 percent, while shooting 45.9 percent from the floor and 40.2 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

After the season, Hauser and his younger brother Joey announced they were both leaving Marquette. Joey landed at Michigan State, where he will have two seasons left after sitting this year.

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