Teams often complain about youth. Virginia, however, has major growing pains with six true freshmen on the roster.
However, despite the inexperience and a culture of losing that has permeated for quite some time in Charlottesville—the Cavaliers are 6-3 heading into exams.
The reason has been clear. Despite some strong efforts by Virginia's veterans, the freshmen have stepped up with some big performances early on.
So how much can we take away from just nine games? That remains to be seen.
Yet, it has become clear that some of these freshmen are growing up quicker than we ever expected, while others fight for their spot on the depth chart.
Who has impressed? Who still has something to prove?
The following ranks the performances so far from Virginia's "six shooters" through nine games this season.