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Newt

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Fair question. Here's what I think


He's not a finished product; far from it. However, he has a marvelous combination of raw athleticism coupled with a solid fundamental base.

Defensively, I see him as energetic and fearless. He's a square defender, able, through solid footwork, to keep himself between the basket and the offender. He isn't afraid to scrap for rebounds and can sky well above that of a typical point guard. Pig also possesses that same raw talent, but Bede is able to rebound with more control.

Offensively, he's excellent at initiating the speed game, taking an outlet and pushing it ahead. His own shot-making is is still more basic. He can make a shot. He can drive the basket, but he needs to learn when and how to do that. That's really important, as you know, in Buzz's offense.

With time and experience, I have no doubt he will grow into the 5's role with the team. Fortunately, we have the luxury to bring both Pig and him along slowly. Thinking back three years to when 5 was a freshman being pressed into duty, I would argue that his defensive game was less developed than Bede's and his offensive game was about the same. By the same token, I'd say that 5's overall handle was superior to Bede's at similar points in their freshman years. 5 had a better idea of how to run the offensive set. That's the area where Bede struggles. Again, experience and time...

(In response to this post by NYCHokies)

Posted: 02/08/2018 at 6:43PM



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Bede - Is he a legit Division 1/ACC player? -- NYCHokies 02/08/2018 5:08PM
  Did you watch him play defense? At all? ** -- hoosnowahokie 02/09/2018 08:46AM
  He's a FRESHMAN for crying out loud. When are VT fans -- King of Hokies 02/08/2018 11:42PM
  Reminds me of a young Jamon Gordon type! -- mikej5747 02/08/2018 10:38PM
  2/9/16: J-Rob Really Came On Against UVA -- wrwadd5 02/08/2018 11:51PM
  I’ve used the JG comparison before... -- No1Hokie 02/08/2018 10:50PM
  Have you watched us play? -- soflahokie 02/08/2018 6:46PM
  He has some work to do -- Hoke 02/08/2018 6:01PM
  Yes it was Josh -- Hoke 02/09/2018 1:17PM
  Thanks for the answer. -- Will Stewart  02/09/2018 1:54PM
  Thanks -- Hoke 02/09/2018 1:59PM
  I'll bet you miss watching him play, too. -- Will Stewart  02/09/2018 2:13PM
  Well said ** -- Hoke 02/09/2018 2:22PM
  He's very legit. ** -- Newt 02/08/2018 5:44PM
  Fair question. Here's what I think -- Newt 02/08/2018 6:43PM
  Solid answer right there! Good post Newt! ** -- knuckle junction 02/09/2018 10:09AM
  Agree to disagree. -- NYCHokies 02/08/2018 7:33PM

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