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I think the 2017 recruiting class keeps VT where they currently are


2017 was a great recruiting year for VT by their historical standards. And those players should be more than capable replacements for Bibbs, Wilson, and Outlaw when they graduate in 2018. Walker will play a lot this coming season. Bede is a very good player, but don't see him grabbing a ton of minutes from Robinson at point, who averaged 32 minutes a game this past season.

As several people have pointed out, VT is still thin up front. LeDay and Clarke were their best rebounders. If Clarke is not available for a large part of the season while he recovers from the ACL injury, VT is going to be really hurting rebounding-wise and will go from likely NCAA team to a shaky bubble team unless Blackshear or Sy make big improvements. Blackshear has the potential, but I'm not sold yet on Sy.

VT's problem is that they are not really addressing their continual shortcomings with their recruiting-- defensive rebounding (they gave up a whopping 11 o-boards a game) and defense in general (Kenpom defensive rank of 156). So I think they will continue to be really good at what they do well (shooting and driving to the basket for points or free throws) and will continue to be mediocre at what they don't do well.

(In response to this post by Hoofanintechland)

Posted: 04/20/2017 at 12:40PM



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Current Thread:
  It's kind of early to tell, IMO -- Just E 04/20/2017 12:42PM
  Wait!!! When was anyone chased off the team? -- Williamsburg Wahoo 04/20/2017 1:31PM
  Agree with you here... -- The Venetian 04/20/2017 3:00PM
  From what I understand -- Williamsburg Wahoo 04/20/2017 2:41PM
  I agree. "Chasing" was an overstatement. ** -- robmd 04/20/2017 2:57PM
  Why not go back and edit your post ? If you -- Birddog 04/21/2017 09:53AM
  Good talk. ** -- Hooddihsm 04/20/2017 2:08PM
  Sell sell sell! ** -- RDub 04/20/2017 12:31PM
  HAHAHAHAHAHA ** -- CDCHoo 04/20/2017 1:34PM
  Equal? -- MunichHoo 04/20/2017 12:33PM
  Divine intervention equals equal ** -- HOOSNICE 04/20/2017 3:01PM
  Competitive second best ** -- RDub 04/20/2017 12:34PM
  Results show no comparison, yet -- RaleighHOO 04/20/2017 12:17PM
  Compare road wins by the respective teams -- Toolie92 04/20/2017 2:14PM
  Their style of basketball makes me want to puke -- hooincarolina 04/20/2017 12:11PM
  You serious Clark? ** -- DanielPlainHOO 04/20/2017 12:34PM
  Which part of my post upset you? -- hooincarolina 04/20/2017 1:53PM
  Going forward, I do think they will be fairly close to us -- hooincarolina 04/20/2017 3:17PM
  Have you been to the barn?. next question ** -- Hoos1&1 04/20/2017 12:08PM
  "Supplant", No. But Buzz has them trending upwards. -- Hooddihsm 04/20/2017 11:44AM
  Hard to win when you can't see in the dark ** -- HOOSNICE 04/20/2017 11:45AM
  Buzz's sweaters usually light the way ** -- alleyoop hoo 04/20/2017 11:48AM
  Absolutely.. their program is in a decent spot. ** -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 04/20/2017 1:14PM
  They have to improve defensively... -- The Venetian 04/20/2017 11:38AM
  One year isn't entire story. Per 24/7 composite -- SW_CTHoo 04/20/2017 11:35AM
  When they win the ACC...twice... -- Yosemite Sam 04/20/2017 11:32AM
  Always knew that name would come back and bite him in the -- alleyoop hoo 04/20/2017 11:59AM
  I know, right? Spellcheck almost makes the joke for you. ** -- DanielPlainHOO 04/20/2017 12:11PM
  Yep, and add Lorenzo Romar to that list as well -- Yosemite Sam 04/20/2017 11:34AM
  Doughty continues to kiss VT ass. Has for years. ** -- Kent Hoo Fan 04/20/2017 11:29AM
  Are you saying he doesn't #respect us? -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 04/20/2017 1:15PM
  Yes indeed good sir! 😀 ** -- Kent Hoo Fan 04/20/2017 1:17PM
  I think the thing the sorry s.o.b did that was the worst -- Kent Hoo Fan 04/20/2017 12:08PM
  His defenders on here have dwindled. -- MunichHoo 04/20/2017 12:19PM
  Now I'm on a roll. Maybe just as bad was his article -- Kent Hoo Fan 04/20/2017 12:15PM
  Like I said below, don't read his tripe. -- MunichHoo 04/20/2017 12:21PM
  Do yourself a favor and unsubscribe from that rag. -- MunichHoo 04/20/2017 11:19AM
  More like working his way up to joining us -- Toolie92 04/20/2017 2:02PM
  They have a lot to replace next year ** -- Yosemite Sam 04/20/2017 11:34AM
  Remember when they were quaking in their boots about -- Kent Hoo Fan 04/20/2017 11:39AM
  Nothing to fear but fear itself. ** -- Mg234 04/20/2017 11:44AM

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