The Virginia peninsula native is firmly one of Tech’s 10 greatest players (and nicest guys you’ll ever meet). His jersey is one of four hanging from the rafters of Cassell Coliseum. Ace helped Tech to a NIT Championship in 1995 and a NCAA Tournament berth in 1996. He is 11th on Tech’s all time scoring list (Erick Green just knocked him out of the top 10) with more than 1,700 points, he’s 3rd in rebounds with 1,177, and 7th in steals with 199. Ace was an unselfish player and a real stat stuffer.
Ace was even kind enough to stop by my bachelor party in Florida last year! (Well, he was at port while on a cruise and we ran into him)
Two years ago, TechHoops.com ranked him the 7th greatest player in Hokies history. Here’s a link to our interview with him and summary of his brilliant Tech career:
The ACC also did an interview with him when they announced he was Tech’s legend for this year: LINK