New Starting Lineup Explains Tech’s Fast Starts

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Here’s an updated statistical look at the basketball team. Why have the Hokies started out so much better over the last two games? These numbers tell you why. Also, how do some of Tech’s players stack up with past players?

Hokies in the ACC Rankings

Note: All statistics in this article come from

Zach LeDay and Seth Allen are in the top 10 in the ACC in scoring per 40 minutes. Both guys are tied for eighth place, averaging 22.8 point per 40 mins. Only Mike Young (Pitt), Malik Beasley (FSU), Grayson Allen (Duke), Damion Lee (Louisville), Devin Thomas (Wake Forest), Jamel Artis (Pitt) and Dwayne Bacon (FSU) are scoring more points per 40 minutes.

Virginia Tech also has three players in the top 25 of the ACC in rebounding per 40 minutes…

Zach LeDay: #8, 13.5 rebounds
Chris Clarke: #17, 11.5 rebounds
Kerry Blackshear: #25, 10.6 rebounds

Jalen Hudson has turned a corner recently, and he is among the league leaders in steals. The sophomore wing is averaging 2.4 steals per 40 minutes, which ranks fourth in the ACC.

True freshman Justin Robinson ranks #11 in assists, with 5.8 assists per 40 minutes. Note: Devin Wilson missed the first few games with an injury, so he hasn’t played enough to qualify for the rankings yet. Like Robinson, he’s averaging 5.8 assists per 40 minutes.

Justin Bibbs ranks #1 in the ACC in three-point percentage. The sophomore is