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.
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...
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