The All Decade Team: Basketball

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We’ve taken some time off since our last decade in review article (thanks to
all the basketball success), but today we’re back with an All-Decade Virginia
Tech basketball team.

An All-Decade team is probably the better way to do it, rather than a Top 10
players list like we did with football. We’ll come back next week with an
All-Decade team for football. Today, we’ll cover the basketball program from
2000 through 2009.

We’ll include a first team and a second team. Being a first team player
doesn’t necessarily mean that player is better than someone on the second team.
The goal here is to get the best mix of players on the court, and try to get the
best combinations of size, height, shooting, defense, versatility, etc.

Keep in mind that this is an All-Decade team for the last decade.
Accomplishments since 2010 began do not count. Thus, you aren’t going to see
Dorenzo Hudson on this list.

Second Team

Our second team is a pretty small lineup, but when you consider the small
number of quality posts the Hokies have had this decade, you’ve got to go small
and take your chances. However, this second team does feature an outstanding
group of shooters.

Pos. Player
G Brian Chase
G Malcolm Delaney
G/F Carlos Dixon
F Deron Washington
C Jeff Allen

Brian Chase was short, generously listed at 5-10 when he was at Virginia Tech.
However, he was also one of the best shooters in Virginia Tech basketball
history, hitting 40.9% of his three-point attempts. He was a talented basketball
player who would probably be in the NBA with a little more height.

Despite his height, and the losing era in which he played at Virginia Tech,
Chase is the only Tech play on either the first team or second team All-Decade
team to be on