Regan was on Virginia's campus last week for NBA Camp and then an unofficial visit. "I think it was everything," Regan said of his choice. "Every school was different. Virginia has great academics, in a great conference with a great coach. I know their strength and conditioning coach and that's important."
Regan averaged 23.9 points and 13.8 rebounds last season at Nichols. At NBA Camp, he played on the team, which finished second in camp and was regarded as one of the hardest working players in camp.
The Cavaliers recently offered Regan and though the choice was difficult, he immediately felt strong about Tony Bennett's program. "I had my different feelings about each one and liked them all but I liked this one the best. I was thinking about taking the officials but Virginia's coaches, academics and facilities were a good fit."
Bennett's style and approach appealed to Regan. Plus, Virginia's academic reputation was exactly what the inside man was looking for. "I know that when basketball is done – even LeBron and Kobe are done at 35 — here you have all those years to do something else. I'll get a great education and can start a business with this education."