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I pull for Virginia Tech, in anything and everything. However, being that I live in Richmond, I follow VCU Basketball fairly closely as well, and attend a few games each year. Im sure some of you Richmonders have seen them, and others around the state have caught a highlight or two.
For those of you that havent seen them play, watch some highlights, theyre a very fun team to watch. The hustle, insanely pressure filled defense, Troy Daniels 3 point shooting (when hot he is as good as they come, in any conference), and the passion for the game, that the entire team has is awesome. Theyre a very deep, experienced team this year, and imo the best team in Virginia, yet again.
I think Virginia Tech is building up to something similar. There is no doubt where our ceiling is in Basketball, and I have no problem with that, as its nothing more than a stopgap for me until the Spring Game. Weve seen what the coaching change has brought to the team. The guys just being happy being here, is already providing a new intensity, and focus. We are going to take our lumps this year (yesterday) but we will hurt some teams that will probably be in the tourney (OKST). However, I love what JJ is bringing, much like Shaka, a young energetic guy, who the players will run through a wall for.
Just a random post on Sunday, after 2 very different games from these 2 programs yesterday.
Once again VCU is the best team in the state, and I agree I love their style of play and is seemingly where VT is headed. The style is a great equalizer for less talented teams, and is also attractive to recruits. While the Bennett style at UVA will be successful for the Hoos, I'm afraid it would be horrible for the Hokies.
VCU has been good for a long time but are even better now. Butler, VCU, and Wichita State lead the charge for top mid major schools in the country.
Have to include Butler
Wife is a vcu grad and her sister cheered there about 6 years ago so her fam has gotten me on board. The final four run was great.
If they could hit free throws their only loss would be to duke who they played very tough. Took 100-1 future on them which will likely be used to hedge come tourney time...they won't win but you can make cash on a hedge and they will be a tough out. If they learn to hit free throws and win close games look out. Their style gives everyone trouble.
VT guy all the way but like having a second team to follow.
Great post. I was all on the Shaka train to try and get him to come to bburg this spring. But I'm liking what I'm seeing from the program with JJ. Guys are playing hard, exciting style, and just seem like the weight of the world is off their shoulders. Not to mention some X and Os stuff that i like a little better (more preference than anything).
With the defections, we'll have some up and downs this year.....but I really like where the program is headed.
How in the World are they not ranked
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