Late in the Season, Tech’s Lineup is Still in Flux

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Today we’ll compare the production of Marshall Wood vs. C.J. Barksdale , and Will Johnston vs. Jarell Eddie .  Also, is Tech’s talent as good right now as it was 10-12 years ago?

Virginia Tech has gotten inconsistent performances from Jarell Eddie this year, and walk-on sophomore Will Johnston has gotten the start the last two games.  Also, Marshall Wood is being more productive than starting power forward C.J. Barksdale .  At this point in the season, 60% of Tech’s starting lineup isn’t playing consistent enough to have their starting positions locked down.  In fact, if James Johnson had a deeper bench, he probably would have replaced these guys a long time ago.  Obviously it’s tough to win when 60% of your starting lineup isn’t effective on a game-to-game basis.

Marshall Wood

Marshall Wood vs. C.J. Barksdale

In Marshall Wood ‘s last game, he had 14 points and 16 rebounds against a very talented NC State team.  Before that, he had eight points and five rebounds at UVA.  That’s very good production from a freshman over the course of two games, especially a freshman who missed a big chunk of the season with a fractured foot.  Meanwhile, starting power forward C.J. Barksdale had two points and four