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Two of those guys did pan out- just not at VT.


JVZ and TT both ended up transferring and starting at Big Ten schools. I'd call a starting position in a high major conference "panning out". Johnny Hamilton, another VT 7 footer who never "panned out", just signed with a NBA team.

The common denominator with all of those guys, IMHO, was not their lack of ability- it was a head coach who seemed obsessed with "positionless basketball" and constructing a team comprised entirely of players between 6'2" and 6'7". I, for one, am glad that Mike Young seems to have a more balanced roster building approach. He also seems more willing to be patient with big guys, who usually take longer to develop than smaller guys who grew up always having the ball in their hands.

(In response to this post by SteveInBaltimore)

Posted: 10/08/2021 at 11:11AM



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Patrick Wessler -- VT ChemE 1986 10/07/2021 1:10PM
  Might as well include Satchel Pearce into that mix... -- SouthFLHokie 10/07/2021 8:48PM
  .at first i thought you said satchel paige. ** -- squarerootofone 10/07/2021 10:09PM
  Satchel Pierce's middle name is... -- BB Hokie 10/08/2021 12:21PM
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  One thing being a Hokie fan has taught me -- SteveInBaltimore 10/07/2021 2:42PM
  How could you leave out Robert Krabbendam?!? ** -- King of Hokies 10/09/2021 01:37AM
  Two of those guys did pan out- just not at VT. -- Gobbler Guru 10/08/2021 11:11AM
  So you are saying, we are due! 😂 ** -- Stech 10/07/2021 11:55PM
  Yeah we are oddly loading up on post projects. -- st_andrew 10/07/2021 8:45PM
  Carter was a decent player -- Pylons 10/07/2021 4:18PM
  A few thoughts. -- HOKIE MAGIC 10/07/2021 3:24PM
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  Some stats -- SteveInBaltimore 10/07/2021 3:16PM
  This list is exactly why I prefer small ball. ** -- st_andrew 10/07/2021 9:49PM
  I can’t tell much from the video -- NC Hoke 10/07/2021 3:01PM
  Sorry, meant for OP. ** -- NC Hoke 10/07/2021 3:36PM
  I'll add one to your list...Robert Krabbendam ** -- HokieSA 10/07/2021 2:47PM
  Was he 7' tall? -- EDGEMAN 10/08/2021 08:13AM
  Don't forget Luke Minor too 😜 ** -- Pylons 10/07/2021 4:20PM
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  Great minds think alike, my friend. ** -- YBYSAIAHokie 10/07/2021 7:25PM
  I think Wessler will be a big surprise -- YBYSAIAHokie 10/07/2021 1:22PM

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