Chris Clarke Emerging For Virginia Tech

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Buzz Williams coaching up the Hokies. (all photos by Ivan Morozov)

Chris Clarke is making a huge impact for the Hokies early in his sophomore season.  Today we’ll focus on his efforts, plus some advances stats with an emphasis on rebounding.

Through the season’s first 10 games, the Hokies are one of the nation’s most efficient offensive teams.  They are also one of the best defensive rebounding teams in the country, they protect the ball and they pass it extremely well.  However, their defense could use some work, and they don’t force many turnovers.

Here are the numbers through 10 games…

Offensive Efficiency: #22
Effective Field Goal Percentage: #14
Offensive Rebound Percentage: #253
Defensive Rebound Percentage: #29
Total Rebound Percentage: #78
Turnovers per Possession: #44
Assist/Turnover Ratio: #14
Assists per Made Field Goal: #38
Defensive Efficiency: #58
Opp. Effective Field Goal Percentage: #109
Opp. Turnovers per Possession: #213
Extra Scoring Chances per Game: #104

Ken Pomeroy basically agrees.  He ranks the Hokies as the No. 36 team in America, 28th in offensive efficiency and 62nd in defensive efficiency. Jeff Sagarin’s system ranks Tech at No. 45 overall.

It’s still early and we’ll get a much better feel for this team’s abilities when ACC play begins against Duke on December 31.

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