2002-03: Greenville Groove
Guard, Virginia, Ht. 5-11, Wt. 190
High School: Paterson Catholic, Paterson, New Jersey
Birthdate: March 14, 1979 (Paterson, New Jersey)
Donald Hand finished his career as one of the top players in Virginia history. He was the first menís basketball player in school history to serve as a team captain for three consecutive years. He was also named All-ACC for his final three seasons in Charlottesville.
Hand was named Third Team All-ACC as a senior, Second Team All-ACC as a junior and Honorable Mention All-ACC as a sophomore. Hand was also named the Bill Gibson Cavalier of the Year award (team award) as UVAís most valuable player three times.
Led the Cavaliers and was sixth in the ACC in scoring with 17.1 points per game scoring as a sophomore. Hand was the only Cavalier to start all 30 games in 1998-99. His 41 points scored against North Carolina State was an ACC high. He also led the ACC in free throw shooting with a .862 mark as a sophomore.
In addition to holding the fourth spot on UVa's career three-point field goal list (156 three-pointers), Hand ranks in Virginia's top five in both career assists and steals. Hand is in third place on the Cavaliers' all-time assists list with 529. He became just the third Virginia player to dish out 500 assists in a career after handing out three assists against Florida State (Feb. 17). Hand is tied with Harold Deane (1994-97) for third in career steals with 179. In addition, Hand is 12th on UVa's career scoring list with 1,486 points.
Each year of his Virginia career senior guard Hand increased his single season high in assists. He had 99 assists as a freshman in 1997-98 and 123 as a sophomore in 1998-99. As a junior in 1999-2000, Hand increased his single season high to 133. During the 2000-01 season, Hand established a new personal single season best with 174 assists. Hand's 174 assists moved him past John Crotty (1990-91) for fifth place on UVa's single season assists list.
Full name is Donald Bernard Hand. The son of Gloria Hand, has one sister (Dominick) and a brother (Denzel). Majored in Anthropology at Virginia.