David Teel is one of the best ACC area writers. Now with the Richmond paper, Teel takes a good look at Virginia Tech here and sees a team that’s going to be good and one that is already confident.
And they have some real strengths. First, Keve Aluma is one of the ACC’s best big men, second, Mike Young has an experienced and deep team and third, the Hokies have Young, who has justified the high expectations his peers have for him (his fellow coaches think he’s superb).
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Young is trying to calm that sort of talk down but as a coach you know he loves the confidence. And even he admits the Hokies should be pretty good.
Losing Tyrece Radford and Jalen Cone will hurt but Hunter Cattoor, Justyn Mutts, Nahiem Alleyne will help. And remember Storm Murphy? We’re pretty sure UNC fans do.
Buzz Williams got Virginia Tech to the point where they were a reliable post-season team. Young has continued that. Now we’ll see if he can make them a legitimate threat.