The Glaring Positive from Virginia Tech’s Frustrating Loss to Louisville

Virginia Tech basketball is this close to being a really good team.

The Hokies dropped a road tilt with Louisville on Wednesday night in frustrating fashion, giving away an early lead and falling just short in their comeback attempt.

Poor shooting was once again the problem. Virginia Tech hit just shy of 43 percent of their shots overall and went an abysmal 9-30 from three-point land. Players not named Jalen Cone were an even more dreadful 3-18.

Even still, Virginia Tech scored 71 points and lost by two. Continue reading “The Glaring Positive from Virginia Tech’s Frustrating Loss to Louisville”

Jalen Cone’s Development Critical to Conference Success for Virginia Tech

I had lofty hopes when Jalen Cone reclassified into the Class of 2019 and signed early with Virginia Tech basketball.

247Sports’ Composite rating placed him just outside the top-100 and ranked him the ninth-best point guard in the class. Cone held offers from numerous Power 5 programs, including Tennessee, Baylor, Miami and Stanford. He was a bonafide prospect. Continue reading “Jalen Cone’s Development Critical to Conference Success for Virginia Tech”