State of the Program, Part Three: Virginia Tech Recruiting

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Recruiting is the most vital aspect of every basketball program in the
country. Without good players, even great coaches couldn’t win. Major
program-level decisions, such as building facilities and hiring coaches, are
made with recruiting in mind.

Seth Greenberg recognizes the importance of recruiting at Virginia Tech, and
he is one of the most active and motivated recruiters in college basketball.
However, his efforts have produced mixed results.

VT
Recruit Rankings
2004-09
Rating Number

5-stars
0

4-stars
9

3-stars
13

2-stars
5

Total
27

On paper, that looks good. However, a closer look reveals that it’s not so
good. 12 of those 27 signees either left the program early, or never enrolled.
Four of those nine 4-star recruits (Marquie Cooke, Justin Holt, Nigel Munson and
Gus Gilchrist) either left the program early, or never enrolled.

Some player turnover is good, but not all the time. Seth Greenberg has
historically signed big recruiting classes. Let’s look at each of his classes
since the Hokies joined the ACC.

2004

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