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Senior Moments | #5 Dorenzo Hudson

Here’s a look back at the career of redshirt-senior, Dorenzo Hudson.  Hudson moved into 32nd Place on the VT career scoring list on Thursday night.  He has 1,170 points heading into his final game at the Cassell on Sunday.

Zo Clutch was money at the end of games, hitting 3 game winners in his career, plus the clincher at uva this year.

Did you know Hudson was originally #2 his freshman year?  He switched to #5 after Marcus Travis moved on.

Dorenzo has been a part of 79 Virginia Tech wins over the last 5 years (he missed the first 8 games of 2007-08, 1 games in 2009-10, and only played in 9 games last year). VT is 79-54 in games he’s played in.

I’ll post Victor Davila’s video early next week — I’m hoping to get video from Senior Day on both guys.

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  • Blue Collar Hokie

    well done th well done

    good luck zo

    i wonder, does he have prospects to play professionaly anywhere?

    • Niemo

      He’ll definitely be playing pro somewhere next year, yes.

  • Zack

    Awesome! I’m pretty sure Zo has been featured on Sportscenter Top 10 plays at least a couple times in addition to the dunk vs. Wake and the game-winner this year… I remember watching those guys play pick-up at McComas one time and Jeff Allen started talking smack after dunking on Zo and Zo retorted “Please, how many times YOU been on Top 10?!” Terrell Bell then cracks “Yea well Jeff been on the wrong end of Top 10 a few times haaa!”

    On that note, Cheers to Zo for being one of the league’s top trash talkers for 5 years! I remember a poll a few years ago that asked ACC players who the biggest trash talker in the league was… I believe Delaney got 30% of the vote and Zo got 20%. I wish I could find the link.

  • Martin

    Great work Niemo. I always wish I could save the compilation videos you make. I think the one at the end of the season last year was my favorite so far. This one is great too though.

    Thanks ZO, it was a pleasure watching you play.

  • Brooklyn Hokie

    I think he’s more of an Assistant Manager than a Boss. Zo…you wanna be a boss? Lead your team to win an ACC tourney.

    • Niemo

      Then I guess there aren’t many bosses in the ACC.

  • chuck

    Underwhelming start, promising recovery, disappointing ending.

    I always got the impression Zo had too much caffeine in his system…his shots were always long, his dunks always hard off the back of the iron…

    For an older guy i always thought he should have dominated more physically, and post up the smaller guys better, but he drifted too much.

    It’s a shame he didn’t get to have a healthy follow-up to his 3rd Team All-ACC performance….injuries still seemed to plague him some this year too.

    Kind of a fitting ending to that recruiting class….maybe JT can redeem them all next year…here’s hoping he does.

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2014-2015 Schedule/Results

November

11/14 - Hokies 71, md. eastern shore 46
11/19 - Hokies 73, liberty 63
11/22 - appalachian state 65, Hokies 63
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Cancun Classic
11/25 - n. iowa 73, Hokies 54
11/26 - Hokies 78, miami ohio 63
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11/30 - morgan state | 3pm, ESPN3

December

12/03 - @ penn state | 7:15pm, ESPNU
12/07 - vs. radford | 3pm, ESPN3
12/14 - vs. alabama a&m | 3pm, ESPN3
12/20 - vs. the citadel | 1pm, ESPN3
12/22 - vs. vmi | 7pm, ESPN3
12/27 - vs. presbyterian | 7pm, ESPN3
12/30 - @ west virginia | 2pm, ESPNU

January

01/03 - vs. syracuse | Noon, RSN
01/06 - @ fsu | 7pm, RSN
01/13 - @ louisville | 7pm, RSN
01/18 - @ unc | 6:30pm, ESPNU
01/22 - vs. notre dame | 7pm, RSN
01/25 - vs. uva | 1pm, ACCN
01/27 - vs. pittsburgh | 7pm, ESPNU
01/31 - @ wake forest | 2pm, RSN

February

02/03 - @ syracuse | 9pm, ESPNU
02/07 - vs. fsu | 3pm, ACCN
02/09 - vs. georgia tech | 9pm, ESPNU
02/14 - @ clemson | Noon, RSN
02/18 - @ miami | 7pm, RSN
02/21 - @ nc state | 6pm, ESPN2
02/25 - vs. duke | 9pm, ESPN2
02/28 - @ uva | 4pm, ACCN

March

03/02 - vs. boston college | 9pm, ESPNU
03/07 - vs. miami | Noon, RSN
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ACC Tournament
03/10 - 1st rd.
03/11 - 2nd rd.
03/12 - quarterfinals
03/13 - semifinals
03/14 - championship

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