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