Hokie Hoops: The Personnel, Part 1

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Today we’ll get into some offseason basketball coverage.  We’ll talk about Tech’s potential returning personnel, and then get into a deeper look at Buzz Williams.  For today, we’ll start with the personnel.

Below is my honest assessment of Virginia Tech’s personnel, based on sitting on press row for every home game, and watching every road game on TV.  I’m by no means a basketball scout, so to balance out my own amateurish scouting I’ve also consulted others whose basketball knowledge is greater than mine.  What you read below is mostly my own views, though they also lean heavily on others whose opinions I value and trust.

Today we’ll look at four players, and tomorrow we’ll finish it up by looking at the remaining scholarship players, plus transfers Seth Allen and Zach LeDay.

Devin Wilson
Devin Wilson

PG Devin Wilson, Jr.

Wilson will be a junior next season, and he is the most experienced player in the program.  He has started 59 of the 64 games he has played at Virginia Tech, while averaging 7.7 points and 4.5 assists per contest.

Wilson improved his field goal shooting by nearly 6% in 2014-15, and his free throw shooting went from 65.9% as a freshman to 70.3% as a sophomore.  He is a hard working player who has improved, and he is at his best when he’s in a position to attack the basket.  He can score around the rim, and he’s decent at finishing through contact.

However, there are a few things that hold Wilson back…

1: He doesn’t have a