Virginia Tech’s future backcourt was on display at last week’s NBPA Top 100 Camp. For Hidden Valley (Roanoke, VA) rising senior Ben Boggs , the chance to play with fellow 2009 class commit Erick Green was an opportunity not only to play alongside a close friend, but to get to know each other’s tendencies on the court as well.
“I’ve known [Green] for a while, but we’ve never been on the same team,” Boggs said when interviewed at last week’s NBPA Camp in Charlottesville. He and Green were roommates at the camp. “We’ve played against each other a couple times. We’ve been friends for the past couple of years, so finally we get to be on the same team. It’s been good, learning each other. I mean, there are times where I’ll be coming up and I might cut back door but he’s going to pass it just because we don’t know each other’s games, but I think we’re already developing chemistry which will be key for the future.
“It’s real cool playing with somebody you know you’re going to be playing with for the next four years. It’s been a good experience.”
Being selected to the event was special as well, as the 6-4, 180-pound two-guard was excited to match his talents against some of the nation’s best.
“Every match up you play, you’re going against some of the top guys in the nation,” Boggs said. “I am pleasantly, or decently, happy with my performance. I’m not shooting the ball as well as I want to right now, but I’ve been trying to play hard and do the little things for the team because everybody can play offense. I’m just trying to do some other things also that may stick out, like get that extra rebound or steal or hustle or something like that.”
Boggs wants to improve his offensive versatility this off-season as he looks toward his senior season and his eventual career at Virginia Tech.
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