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Congrats to Ace Custis, Virginia Tech’s ACC Legend

Ace_MontageEach year at the ACC Tournament they honor a “legend” from each ACC school.  This year’s legend from Virginia Tech definitely fits into that category: Ace Custis.

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 Runs into Niemo's BP

Ace Runs into Niemo’s BP

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:

LINK TO ARTICLE AND INTERVIEW WITH ACE

The ACC also did an interview with him when they announced he was Tech’s legend for this year: LINK

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Niemo is a member of the VT Class of '98. While not a professional journalist by any stretch, Niemo analyzes and breaks down every minute of Hokie hoop action. He also researches topics of interest such as Hokie recruits, program revenue, statistical data on the team, previews VT opponents, and discusses his favorite bourbons/Scotches. In addition to his passion for Hokie hoops, Niemo has attended 126 straight VT football home games (every game since '94), eclipsing the 100 mark in September of '09 and recently attended his 20th consecutive VT/uva game. During the final home basketball game of his senior year, he was brought onto the court and was awarded 2 passes to the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament in Philly during a timeout for being a "Super Fan" during his time at VT. The Hokie Bird made the award on behalf of Athletic Director Jim Weaver. Niemo was known to be in the front row of every home game with his familiar red afro hairdo.

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