Inside the Numbers: Freshman Comparison

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Landers Nolley, Virginia Tech
Landers Nolley is being asked to do more than any Virginia Tech freshman in at least 12 years. (Jon Fleming)

I love discovering new tools to use for our trade.   “You gotta use the tools in the toolbox,” as former Virginia Tech wide receiver coach Tony Ball would tell his players at practice.  Thanks to TSL subscriber jake1215, I discovered a site for advanced basketball stats that even allows you to put the data into table and graph formats.  Here’s the site, for those interested. The college basketball data there starts with the 2007-08 season.

Today I’m going to use that site to show you how Virginia Tech’s freshmen are overachieving when compared to the performances of past Hokie freshmen.  Also, we’ll take a look at how Landers Nolley’s role in the offense – a role thrust upon him by necessity – actually makes him a less efficient player on the offensive end.

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