The 2012-13 Hokies were all about Erick Green, Erick Green, and Erick Green. The NBA-bound star averaged 25 points per game while shooting 47.5% and shooting 82% free throws. Without him, the Hokies could be in for even more struggles than they had with Green. A host of sophomores, like Robert Brown (8.3 PPG) will be making the transition from role players to starters or serious minutes-eaters. The recruiting is big more than anything else but some unlikely stars should be found there as well, eventually. The success of VT basketball has a lot to do with this recruiting class as it will comprise a big part of the roster in upcoming years.
The Virginia Tech Hokies operate under Coach James Johnson at the Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA. They joined the ACC in 2004 with Miami but since have made just one appearance in the NCAA Tournament, beating Illinois in 2007. Before that their last appearance was in 1996 and they only have eight Tournament appearances overall. Just 11 Hokies have gone on to the NBA, notably Dell Curry and Bimbo Coles. But this year will see the NBA debut of Green for the Denver Nuggets, a big scorer who could have the biggest impact yet on the NBA landscape. VA Tech hasn’t made the Sweet Sixteen since 1967 but hopes to get back soon. Get your Virginia Tech basketball tickets from Gold Coast Tickets!