In Part 1 of “Five Questions,” TechSideline.com catches up with incoming backcourt recruits Ben Boggs and Erick Green. Boggs, a 6-4 two-guard out of Hidden Valley (Roanoke, VA), and Green, a 6-2 point guard out of Winchester, each answer five questions ranging from the recruiting process to their futures at Virginia Tech. Good friends, the two backcourt prospects have known each other since middle school. They expect to arrive at Virginia Tech on July 5th.
Green led Millbrook (Winchester, VA) to a state championship as a junior and then led Paul VI (Fairfax, VA) to a VIS championship his senior year. Green, who averaged 17 points and had a five-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio in his senior year, earned first-team honors in the WCAC, one of the country’s toughest high school basketball conferences. He also earned a spot in the Capital Classic, which takes place Thursday night (April 9th).
TSL: You transferred from Millbrook to Paul VI to play against top competition and to better prepare yourself for the college level. Would you say your decision paid off?
Erick Green: “Just coming from Winchester, I had to prove myself in one of the best conferences in the country. It was a fun experience. I learned how to become a better point guard and how to lead the team. I learned I definitely need to hit the weight room. You can’t take a day off against this type of competition. Everybody up here is going hard all the time. In the ACC, everybody will be gunning for you. So yes, this experience helped me a lot.”
TSL: What do you think will be the biggest adjustment to college basketball?
Erick Green: “Strength. I see how big everybody is. The speed of the game definitely is quicker. I’m hitting the weight room hard now. I have to get ready to play against point guards who are stronger and maybe a little quicker.”
TSL: In what way or ways do you feel like you’ll be able to...
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