Rev. Zeke Profiles Tech’s Recruits

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Jarell Eddie, G/F, 6-7, 215 pounds, Cannon School (Concord, N.C.)

Rev. Zeke Vodka’s analysis: “He is a prospect much like other prospects in that he has moved forward and, as he has advanced to different levels in basketball, he has moved further away from the basket. Eddie started out as a back-to-the-basket kid. Now he is a two or a three. I think he needs to sure up his overall handle to be a two at Virginia Tech. I think he slots more as a three right now, with some ability to still play some four if Seth wants to go or play small. One thing Jarell has shown an aptitude for, though, is he looks like a coachable kid who will put in the time working on his game. In other words, he is the type of prospect that can ingratiate himself early with Seth Greenberg. I also think he has an opportunity early in his career to carve out a niche and some early playing time due to the uncertainty that currently exists at the three position in the Hokie program. There will be a chance for Jarell next season at a wing position to earn some early time if he takes advantage of that opportunity. There is no one in front of him that is so established that he is looking at limited opportunities and time. His shooting is adequate, his handle has gotten better and he has a nice frame equipped to succeed early in college. Patience will be needed as he continues that growth at the wing position. But I do think he has a nice upside and will be someone that will be a 4-year contributor.”

Tyrone Garland, PG/SG, 6-1, 170 pounds, John Bartram (Philadelphia, PA)

Rev. Zeke: “Assistant coach James Johnson was all over Garland at an early stage and deserves credit on this one. Garland has that “urban” game that the program can use. He isn’t a pure point per se, but he is a scoring point guard. I’m not sure he can necessarily play much off the ball because of his size, but one thing you get with Garland is toughness and penetration ability. His shooting is streaky from deep and comes and goes, but he can knock down jumpers behind the arc and