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Update on Cadarian Raines and Allan Chaney

From one of my sources on Cadarian Raines

“I watched him during recent workouts and he looks great. He has slimmed down and is very explosive. He is playing without pain.”

Allan Chaney:

Will have a heart procedure this coming Tuesday, May 24th (as reported by this Richmond Times Dispatch article and Goodraisin).  This will go a long way towards deciding his future.

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Raines Out For Season

Deja vu anyone? Are we all suddenly cast in Groundhog Day and it is 2005-06 all over again (minus the tragedies)? It keeps going from bad to worse. The Hokies also announced that Cadarian Raines will be out for the rest of the season, an like Dorenzo, can apply for a Medical Hardship (not redshirt) and should receive one. Since he’s only played in 4 games, all of which were in the first half of the season, Cadarian should be fine assuming he can get the required medical documentation. Raines could have played in up to 9 games (30% of 30 games).

This obviously creates a huge whole down low. Tech has just two active low post players now – Allen and Davila. And VT is down to 8 scholarship players with JT Thompson, Chaney, Hudson, and Raines out for the year, and Boggs transferring.

Expect to see Terrell Bell move down low (like Deron used to) when Allen or Davila need a break. Eddie and Atkins can provide help at the 3, and may have to help inside, too, in a pinch. Tyrone Garland is the only other bench scholarship guy, and he’ll rest Green at the point. Marcus Davis – come on down!

For more on the impact of Hudson’s and Raines’s injuries on recruiting and next season, read the Hudson article (the last posted article).

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Raines Decision Looming

Raines – to shirt or not to shirt? That is the question.

Tech needs to make a decision soon whether or not to shut down big man Cadarian Raines for the season. The decision must be made before January 15th, but it sounds like Raines and Tech will make a decision soon according to Head Coach Seth Greenberg and the article linked above.

The reason why I say January 15th is because of the NCAA’s Hardship Waiver rules (Note: if you play in even one second of a game, you cannot ‘redshirt’, you can only apply for a Hardship Waiver per Rule #14.2.4). The Hardship Waiver rules state:

  1. You cannot play after the halfway point of the season — Tech plays 29 regular season games, plus at least one ACC Tournament game. So game #15 is the cutoff point. That’s the unc game on January 15th (a player could play in this game, just not after that point).
  2. You cannot play in more than 30% of VT’s games — Raines has played in just four games to date. Since VT will play at least 30 games, Cadarian could play in 9 and still qualify (thanks for the math catch, Rick). So Raines technically could play in the next five games through the unc game and still qualify.
  3. You must show medical documentation. Probably not an issue with all the issues Cadarian has had.

The flip side though and the pro to not giving up on this year is Tech’s lack of depth inside. As it is, VT only has two true low post players other than Raines. If Raines gets shut down, that means whenever Davila or Allen need a rest, or get in foul trouble (and we all know how much that happens, especially with Allen), Tech would have to go small – moving Bell down low and/or bringing in Eddie or Atkins. That’s going to put Tech in a big hole in ACC play, especially against teams that have quality bigs. We saw what Mike Scott of uva did to VT down low. Luckily, not many teams have players like him.

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Raines has surgery; Odom leaves Hokies for unc charlotte

It’s been an eventful off-season for the Virginia Tech Hokies’ basketball team. First, their star player and the ACC’s leading scorer, Malcolm Delaney declared for the 2010 NBA draft, though he won’t hire an agent. Then Cadarian Raines reported on Twitter, which was confirmed by head coach Seth Greenberg’s Twitter account, that he had another surgery on his foot. That makes two surgeries in less than a year.

Yesterday, Hokie fans learned the Greenberg’s staff got a little smaller after assistant Ryan Odom reportedly accepted an assistant coaching job at unc charlotte. Odom had been with Tech since Greenberg came to Tech for the 2003-2004 season.

After five years of relative stability on the bench, Greenberg has lost two assistants in the last two seasons. Last year, Stacey Palmore left Blacksburg for an assistant coaching position with Georgia. However, neither Palmore, nor Odom, left Virginia Tech for any reasons other than to be closer to family.

Greenberg has not commented on Odom’s departure, but it’s probably only because the deal has not been finalized. You know Seth will wish him well, as do we, and is already looking for a replacement.

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Cadarian Raines Breaks Foot; Will Miss First Eight Weeks

According to Virginia Tech men’s head basketball coach Seth Greenberg’s Twitter feed, 6’9″ freshman forward Cadarian Raines will miss the first eight weeks of the season after breaking his foot today. I’m not sure how much the Hokies were planning to rely on Raines and his size this season, but at the very least, he’s out eight weeks of valuable practice and conditioning.

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Big Man Meets Big Guns

Big Man Meets Big Guns, originally uploaded by techsports.

Cadarian Raines gets arm curled at the 2009 Capital Classic

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Recruiting | Hokies Land Two Recruits

The Roanoke Times reported today that the Hokies got two verbal commitments today; Jarrell Eddie, a 6-6, 210 pound swingman from Charlotte, N.C., and Cadarian Raines, a 6-8, 233-pound post player. Eddie is a rising junior and a 2010 target, while Raines is a rising senior and figures to join the 2009 class.

Read the Roanoke Times article for more info.

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