A Look at Virginia Tech’s 2005 Men’s Basketball Signees

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Three players, including 6-0, 165-pound DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) PG Lewis Witcher, signed letters of intent for head coach Seth Greenberg last month. Techsideline.com caught up with three top recruiting analysts � PrepStars.com Talent Evaluator Brick Oettinger, Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Dave Telep and TSL�s own guru, Rev. Zeke � for analysis on Coach Greenberg�s 2006 class.


The Players�

Dave Telep: Nigel Munson is going to give them a presence, kind of an extension of the coach at the point guard position, but I think the guy that may come in and help them the most as a freshman is Lewis Witcher. He�s a guy who, with his back to the basket, you can dump him the basketball and he�s going to turn and score. He�s got a move and he�s going to be a good player inside for them. I think for Lewis Witcher it�s expanding his comfort zone. He�s got a radius where he scores from five feet around the basket. He�s got to expand that to where he can make that elbow jump shot from the free throw line and to where he can play facing the bucket. He�s got to develop a midrange game for another element to his game. He�s got a tremendous comfort zone around the basket, where he feels like he can score in a variety of ways. I think if he continues to expand that you�ll see his game continue to improve.�

Jeff Allen is a little bit more bouncy than Lewis Witcher and he will provide a compliment to him. Those two guys along with Munson, who is your prototypical point guard, make up a uniquely well-rounded class.

Brick Oettinger: Lewis Witcher has a lot of promise. I think he could be the best of the lot even though we have him ranked at #143. He doesn�t show you a whole lot of offensive tools right now. He has a little bit of a turnaround jump shot. He�s another kid who is close to 6-9. They may list him 6-8, but he�s going to be 6-9. He�s a rangy kid who is going to fill out and get stronger. He�s not what you�d call weak, though. He�s an aggressive player and an extremely