5 Questions For Rev Zeke

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On Wednesday, November 13, the first day of the Early Signing Period for Division 1 men’s basketball, Virginia Tech announced the signings of Justin Bibbs , Jalen Hudson , and TJ Lang . TSL’s basketball recruiting expert, Rev. Zeke, took some time to answer five questions about this class and what lies ahead for head coach James Johnson and company.

Before we get to five questions with Rev. Zeke, here is how Tech’s three recruits are currently rated by the four national recruiting outlets (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports).

Justin Bibbs , G/F, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL)

– Rivals: 3-star, no. 142 overall in the nation in the class of 2014
– Scout: 4-star, no. 23 shooting guard in the nation in the class of 2014
– ESPN: 3-star, no. 38 small forward
– 247Sports: 3-star, no. 34 shooting guard, no. 132 overall

Jalen Hudson , SG, St. Vincent-St. Mary’s (Akron, OH)

– Rivals: 3-star
– Scout: 3-star
– ESPN: 3-star, no. 40 shooting guard
– 247Sports: 3-star, no. 41 shooting guard, no. 161 overall

TJ Lang , G/F, McGill-Toolen Catholic (Mobile, AL)

– Rivals: 3-star
– Scout: 3-star
– ESPN: Not rated
– 247Sports: 3-star


1. Bibbs, Hudson, and Lang are all wing players. What makes them similar? What makes them different?

Rev. Zeke: All three can play the 3 position, all of them are solid scorers, and all bring an element of toughness to the equation. That toughness factor can’t be overestimated. It is something personally that I think the program needed to address overall. Bibbs is a 6’6″ 3-man who can play the 4, a combo forward in high school who will become a full time 3 in college. He probably will morph into a full time 3 by his sophomore year but right now he is a 3 1/2, if you follow. He is strong, tough, handles well and makes shots. He drives bigger guys from the perimeter and can post up smaller guys. He is an average/plus shooter overall. I think Bibbs is similar a bit to former Tech player