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15 Years Of Woe

Somebody might get hurt.

Unlike free throws, this shot is within Joey van Zegeren's limited range.
Unlike free throws, this shot is within Joey van Zegeren's limited range.
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Two of the nine ACC regulars who posted the most woeful single-season free throw percentages over the past 15 years are back in 2014-15. Step right up and grab the misses!

Joey van Zegeren, Virginia Tech's top returning per-game rebounder (5.0), is back for his junior year. He'll be taking cues from his third coach as a Hokie - he was recruited by Seth Greenberg, played for two years under James Johnson, and now will be directed by Buzz Williams.

The ACC almost lost Charles Mitchell, the burly big man who played for two seasons at Maryland. He led Mark Turgeon's 2014 team in rebounding (6.3 average) despite playing only 18.8 minutes per outing.

When the Terps got Big (10) ideas, Mitchell transferred to Georgia Tech. Luckily for the Yellow Jackets, who lost forward Robert Carter to Maryland in a straight-up trade (actually, coincidental transfers), the NCAA granted Mitchell immediate eligibility for this season. The Atlanta product wants to be near his ailing grandmother.

Worst Individual Free Throw Shooting in ACC Season Since 2000
(Minimum 10 Minutes per Game Played, At Least Half of Team's Games)
FT% Player, School FT-FTA Season
.243 Ryan Pettinella, V 9-37 2007
.257 Ryan Pettinella, V 9-35 2008
.286 Assane Sene, V 6-21 2009
.291 Ishmael Smith, WF 16-55 2008
.329 Charles Mitchell, M (GT) 23-70 2014
.350 Berend Wejis, M 7-20 2012
.360 Joey van Zegeren, VT 31-86 2014
.370 Daniel Miller, GT 17-46 2011
.375 Jontel Evans, V 12-32 2013
.375 Cheick Diakite, VT 6-16 2008