Fast Roster Turnover Leaves Virginia Tech Basketball In Strong Spot

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The 2016-17 Virginia Tech Hokies. (all photographs by Ivan Morozov)


I have been given the honor of covering Virginia Tech Basketball this season for TechSideline and I couldn’t be more excited! First, I would like to thank the staff at TSL for giving me an opportunity to share my love of the game with you, the fans, and hopefully create a better understanding for what Virginia Tech Basketball was, is, and will be.

I have had a unique perspective of the program, as I have been a Virginia Tech fan my whole life (even longer than I’ve been a basketball fan), I am a 2009 graduate and alumni with a B.A. in Philosophy, and for the last two seasons I have been a coach on the OPPOSING bench. I cannot express to you how weird it felt to sit on the visitors’ bench in Cassell Coliseum.

But enough about me, let’s dive into a look at this program. It is surely an exciting time to be a fan of Virginia Tech Basketball! And as a fan, I’m sure you’re well aware of the heartache involved following the program in years past. Today I would like to take a look at where the program was just two short years ago in terms of the roster, and how that compares to today.

In James Johnson’s final year, the roster was in a completely different direction. As a matter of fact, the only player remaining on the current roster who also played under Coach Johnson is Devin Wilson