Former Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams had a summer presser and had some comments on his program and several of his players including Tyrece Radford, who we didn’t realize he had recruited to Virginia Tech (we thought he was a Mike Young recruit) and Henry Coleman.
Here’s what he had to say about Radford: “Tyrece Radford is from Baton Rouge. He was in our last recruiting class at Virginia Tech. He played two years and graduated in three academic years. He has three years of eligibility left.”
That’s pretty impressive really, graduating early.
And here’s what he said about Coleman: “Henry Coleman went to Duke out of high school and didn’t have a good year whatsoever at Duke.“
How do you take that? That Coleman was awful? Or that he had an awful experience?
We know Duke fans loved him and wanted him to succeed and obviously the team did too. He was never going to be a guy who starred as a freshman, but somewhat like Jordan Goldwire, or coach Nate James, he had a chance to build a solid four-year career.
Whatever Williams was getting at, we hope Coleman does well for him. It was a punch in the gut to see him go.
Williams also said this which is kind of amazing really: “Of the 10 players I just named, the first day they saw Texas A&M was when they attended their first day of school because there were no visits [due to Covid]. Our whole staff helped them move in because it was the first time the staff could see these kids and their parents face-to-face. It was the most unique move-in day ever.“