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Recruiting News | Updates on the 2010 Signees and ’11′s Barksdale

I have updated the pages for both Virginia Tech 2010 signees (Jarell Eddie and Tyrone Garland) and 2011 verbal commit, C.J. Barksdale of GW-Danville in Virginia to show their game stats to date.  Click on the names below to see their page and full season data.

Jarell Eddie:

  • Jarell was nominated for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American games recently, one of 32 players in NC chosen.
  • He’s averaging 22.3 ppg through 27 games.
  • Eddie scored 20+ points in 9 straight games before the streak was snapped a week ago.  Of course, he responded with 21 the next game.
  • Jarell started the season with 33 points and 10 rebounds on back-to-back nights to win MVP honors of the Cannon Classic in mid-November.
  • He has at least 12 double-doubles this year.

Tyrone Garland:

  • Tyrone recently became just the 5th player in Philadelphia public school history to eclipse the 2,000 point mark – Wilt Chamberlain and Gerald Henderson are also on that list.
  • Garland is averaging 24.6 ppg in the 20 games I have stats for (I’m missing 2 games).
  • Garland has surpassed the 30 point mark 4 times, including scoring 39 and 32 on back-to-back nights in early January.
  • His best game was his 43 point effort in mid-January.  He missed 11 FTs in that game so he could have easily hit 50.
  • Tyrone was also nominated for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American games recently, one of 31 players in PA chosen.

C.J. Barksdale:

  • Barksdale is barking his way to 15.5 ppg on the season through 20 games.  Team qualified for VA Regionals starting next week.  Eagles lost Western Valley District Finals.
  • C.J. has 12 double-doubles by my count, including a game he had 23 points and 10 blocks in.
  • Best game of the year came back in December when he had 20 points, 22 rebounds, and 8 blocks in a win over Dudley, one of the top teams in NC.

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  • Les

    Erick Green had better work on his shooting form this offseason. He brings the ball far behind his head. He will never be able to shoot anything but a set shot against high level competition.

    Garland has a good chance at getting significant playing time as a freshman.

  • http://stores.ebay.com/hip-hop-heads-vinyl-crates HipHop_Hokie

    I definitely don’t understand Erick’s shot at all… because while a lot of focus was certainly placed on his ability to handle the rock in high school, people were also saying that he was a shooter. Horrific stroke though, if you ask me… needs to totally switch it up and maybe he’ll find success.

    As for C.J., though, he and his Eagles may have just lost in the WVD final, but get ready for them in the Regionals. PG Jerail Howerton started for the first time since December 28th in the final, putting up 20 points and 7 assists. With the regional seeds already having been locked up prior to the WVD final, I almost have the feeling that GW just wanted to let Jerail have some offensive practice against high caliber competition… not really caring so much about winning or losing the district tournament. The states are what really count… so now let’s see if GW can make it to VCU…

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  • Les

    I definitely agree. It’s not a form that you just tinker with. It’s going to have to be completely different. Under pressure from the defender, you can see him bring it even farther behind his head or fall back in order to get his shot off. Maybe he needs to get stronger offseason as part of the process.

  • Danram

    Eric was doing much better earlier in the season with his shooting, but he’s been awful in ACC play. But Seth seems to think he’s a good shooter, and he’s seen a lot more of him than anyone here. Recall that Dorenzo Hudson had a lot of problems with his shooting as a freshman and a sophomore, despite reports coming out of practice that he was shooting well there. Maybe Erick is just a bit nervous still. When I see him line up for a shot, I just kinda get the feeling that he’s thinking “Man, I really hope I don’t miss this.” just like I used to get with Hudson until the latter 1/3 of his sophomore year.

  • http://stores.ebay.com/hip-hop-heads-vinyl-crates HipHop_Hokie

    When you go 2 of your last 22, you’re no longer thinking “Man, I really hope I don’t miss this.” No, at that point, you better be thinking “I’m probably going to miss this – but man it would be cool if it went in!!”

    I’m no Erick Green hater at all – what he has given us from the ability to step in at the point has been phenomenal. We probably would have gotten a similar effort from Hank Thorns, but since he decided to transfer, the way that Erick has smoothly stepped into some point duties as a freshman is spectacular. He’s definitely going to be a good one for us, but without question has to somehow find that shot…

  • Les

    Green hasn’t shot well outside of OOC play. He’s shot 5-for-36 in ACC play so far.

    Thorns can’t defend the three because of his size. Perimeter defense is much improved. Duke was just chucking up so many threes because of the offensive rebounds. They shot a very low percentage overall.

    Green is good on defense and handling the ball. He needs improvement on his shooting mechanics and with dribble penetration. All of the freshmen need work in some area. Greenberg would be the first to admit to that. I like that all of them seem to be good defensively for the most part.

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