The Virginia Tech Friday Q&A: Basketball, And Player Development At The Grassroots Level

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Virginia Tech seemed to run at a fast tempo with Justin Robinson…but did they? (Jon Fleming)

1) Mike Young plays slow tempo on purpose because he has to (KP adjusted tempo #334) with the athletes we recruit. Villanova actually plays slower (#353 which is very rare for a top team), but Jay Wright does it by choice and not because of the athletes he brings in as most are top-100 kids who can play any style. I believe CMY’s slow tempo style makes it even more challenging to consistently bring in top-100 style athletes who want to play a faster tempo like the NBA does as they prepare for the next level. How much does our slow play style hurt us as we seek out top-100 kids each year? – catdaddy

Chris Coleman: During the 2018-19 season, Virginia Tech and Wofford both had historic seasons. The Hokies made the Sweet 16, while the Terriers were just a shot away from doing the same. Both teams