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Separating Stats and Looking Forward to the Year with Hope

What we lost from last year
6'4" Isaiah Wilkins 4.6 points
6'5" P.J. Horne 7.6 points
6'7" Landers Nolley 15.5 points

What we return from last year
6'1" Wabissa Bede 5.2 points
6'4" Nahiem Alleyne 8.8 points
6'2" Tyrece Radford 10.2 points
6'3" Hunter Cattoor 6.5 points
5'10" Jalen Cone 8.0 points
6'10" John Ojiacko 2.7 points

6'4" Joe Bamisile
6'5" Darius Maddox
6'9" Davis N'Guessan

6'9" Cordell Pemsl from Iowa
All Games 20 minutes or under
6 points 6 rebounds Penn St
3 points 8 rebounds Mich. St
9 points 8 rebounds Ohio St
6 points 3 rebounds Minn
4points 8 rebounds Maryland
Did not play very much in junior year because of injury. What he brings is valuable size, experience, rebounding and is a great passer.

Justyn Mutts 6'7" from Delaware
13 points 5 rebounds Hofstra
12 points 11 rebounds College of Charleston
18 points 14 rebounds James Madison
17 points 9 rebounds UNC Wilmington
8 points 8 rebounds George Washington
8 points 11 rebounds Villanova
He brings height and length and rebounding and athleticism.

6'4" Cartier Diarra Kansas State
16 points Oklahoma St
20 points Miss St
25 points Tulsa
10 points 6 rebounds Oklahoma
14 points 4 rebounds Texas
19 points Texas Tech
25 points 6 rebounds West Va
7 points 6 rebounds Kansas
19 points Alabama
24 Iowa St
15 points 7 rebounds Okla St
19 points 6 rebounds Baylor
15 points Kansas
What he brings is experience, talent, defense. ability to finish , against top flight competition.

6'9" Keve Aluma transfer from Wofford
Practiced with team last year
NCAA tournament experienced big man who is obviously familiar with Mike Young. A year off practicing could have helped. Averaged nearly 7 points and 7 rebounds as sophomore at Wofford. He will add length, experience, athleticism.

Overall, we lose a possible very good player in Nolley who faded in ACC competition but should get better. We bring 10 players with division 1 experience, and three recruits who have very good potential. We also possess more depth. I cannot emphasize this enough because we had our issues last year with size but also depth. Both of those issues showed up in tournaments and ACC competition down the stretch. Ojiacko will have the opportunity to learn from Aluma, Mutts and Pemsl on how to better play defense, keeping hands vertical and using lower body for position.

I agree with Mike Young in that we have a better team which is more balanced, has more experience and more height and rebounding and a lot more depth. We should be able to balance minutes and bring in quality players with experience when one is whistled for two quick fouls. With this team it will not be about the first 5 out on the court but more about the first 10 or 11 and I believe whomever is hot. I sincerely hope that teams are careful and that we can have some safe fun.

[Post edited by Jomonelson at 11/16/2020 11:59AM]

Posted: 11/15/2020 at 11:29AM


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Separating Stats and Looking Forward to the Year with Hope -- Jomonelson 11/15/2020 11:29AM
  Aluma mentioned but not listed? ** -- 74hokie 11/15/2020 6:15PM
  Yep -- Jomonelson 11/15/2020 6:27PM
  You can still edit it...if desired. ** -- 74hokie 11/15/2020 7:52PM

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