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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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HIGHLIGHT | Zo’s Game Winner vs georgia tech

Here is the ending of the georgia tech game on 2.18.12, which was co-#2 on SportsCenter’s Top 10:

For full highlights of the game, go HERE.

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Tech kicker, two others arrested for allegedly breaking and entering residence of Dorenzo Hudson

UPDATED 7:16 p.m. 12/22/2011

According to articles on Roanoke.com, Virginia Tech place kicker Cody Journell and two other Blacksburg men were arrested and charged with breaking and entering a residence Wednesday night.

The Roanoke Times reports that the three men entered the residence of Virginia Tech basketball player Dorenzo Hudson and his roommate, Sean Allen. The three men arrested were apparently looking for Allen, but when they didn’t find him, they left.

Police say that Zo and Allen then went after the three and an altercation ensued. The weapon turned out to be an Airsoft gun, not a real handgun.

Athletics director Jim Weaver issued a statement saying that Journell had been suspended from the football team immediately and indefinitely per the Athletics Department’s policy.

Visit Roanoke.com to get caught up.

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Dorenzo Hudson Has Successful Surgery

Dorenzo Hudson at Late Night with the Hokies 2010 Those of you that were at the VT/longwood game probably noticed Dorenzo Hudson was on crutches.  He recently had surgery to shave down the bone spurs in his right foot that had developed over the last year (he originally damaged his foot last season and it just never got better).  Prognosis is he should have a full recovery from this and hopefully be back to 100% next season.  Recovery time from this surgery is 2-3 months, so if all goes well, he’ll be more than ready for next season and off-season conditioning.

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Dorenzo Hudson to Have Season Ending Foot Surgery

The bad news: Well, you read it in the subject line. Dorenzo Hudson, who has battled a right foot injury since last season, will have surgery to repair the foot and will not return this season. Zo played through the foot injury much of last season (he missed the georgia tech game at the end of the regular season because of it), but the foot just never healed and continues to bother him. He was advised to have the surgery done and timing mandated the decision be made immediately.

Hudson has really battled injuries the last two years. In addition to the foot, he’s had issues with his knee and with his middle finger on his shooting hand. Hopefully with Zo shutting things down he will have time to fully heal, and be close to 100% for the 2011-12 season (yes, you read that right… see the good news below…). We’ll need him with such a young team. Hudson is Tech’s third leading scorer this year with 10.4 ppg. But this was a big drop-off from the 15.2 ppg he put up last year, where he looked like Tech’s best player down the stretch.

The good news: Dorenzo Hudson can apply to the NCAA for a Hardship Waiver and should receive it. I realize this isn’t great news, and puts a huge damper on this season that once looked so promising, but at least Hudson can have a shot at a healthy senior season.

Hudson qualifies for a Hardship Waiver because:

  1. Dorenzo would not 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 (a player could play in this game, just not after that point).
  2. He did not play in more that 30% of VT’s games — Dorenzo has played in 9 games. Since VT will play at least 30 games, 30% is 9, so Zo is ok there.
  3. You must show medical documentation. Since the plan is to have surgery and doctors were advising him not to play anyway, this shouldn’t be a problem.

It is interesting to note that Hudson only qualifies for a Hardship Waiver because of a change the NCAA made three years ago. Up until 2007, the rule (14.2.4-c) said you could not have played in more than 20% of the team’s games. Dorenzo would have failed that condition under almost any scenario unless VT went deep into March (NCAA games count, NIT do not).

Dorenzo will join his cousin, JT Thompson, as a fifth year senior next season. JT tore his ACL before the start of the season and is redshirting.

This season: So, what do we do now? As for the rest of this season, this is a huge blow, obviously. The Hokies are down to nine scholarship players, but that’s counting Raines who has been battling his own injuries. That would leave just eight if Raines has to be shut down, which is just plain scary. Tech, which has been offensively challenged most of the season, just lost one of their best scorers with his deadly midrange jumper, and one of their better defenders. Fortunately, Erick Green has played so well lately that there is hope. But that’s it – just hope at this time. It is far from a sure thing and leaves VT extremely thin on their bench. It is scary, but my preseason premonition that this season just felt like the 2005-06 one, when Tech had so much adversity, continues to ring true.

Expect to see Green become the full time starter at the point, Delaney at the 2-guard, with Bell, Davila, and Allen rounding out things. We’ll see more of Garland to rest Green. Atkins and Eddie will provide minutes to rest Bell, or Bell will move down low to give Allen or Davila a break.

And will we see Marcus Davis join the team after the Orange Bowl? Looks more and more like we need him to.

Recruiting: Once again, it looks like the Hokies are out of scholarships for next year. In the summer, Tech thought they would have five scholarships to give out next year. That changed to four once JT went down for the season. It went back up to five when Ben Boggs transferred after the first semester, but drops back down to four now. The Hokies have signed four players for next year, so the numbers work out (for now).

Next Year: Next season is certainly taking on a different look. Before the season, it looked like Tech would be extremely young. Now, if Chaney, Thompson, Raines, and Hudson can all get cleared and healthy (and that’s a big if), VT will have some quality depth and with experience.

Let’s daydream about possible lineups:
PG: Green/Garland/Rankin
SG: Hudson/Brown
Wing: Eddie/Finney-Smith
F: Thompson/Chaney
PF: Davila/Raines

Not too shabby. A good mix of youth and experience. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and focus on this season. It would be a shame if Delaney, Allen, and Bell never played in a NCAA Tournament game, which is a real possibility. So let’s support these guys like heck down the stretch.

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Hudson’s Status

Yes, we are aware that another blog is reporting that Dorenzo Hudson is out for the season with a foot injury. We’ll address the rumor when the time is appropriate.

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Delaney, Hudson, Boggs Earn All-ACC Honors; Delaney Named ACC Player of the Week and 4th Team All-American

Update: Malcolm Delaney has picked up another honor – he was named to the Sporting News’ All-American 4th-team.  Vasquez was 1st-team, Scheyer was 2nd-team, and Singler 5th-team.

The ACC announced its all conference teams today and not surprisingly, Virginia Tech’s Malcolm Delaney was a unanimous first-team selection. Dorenzo Hudson, 11th in scoring in the ACC, earned third-team honors. 

Delaney led the ACC in scoring and scoring average. He was the only player in the conference to score more than 600 points this season. He was also the only league player to average more than 20 points a game. The junior from Baltimore is the first Hokie to ever earn unanimous first-team All ACC honors and only the second VT player to earn a spot on the first team along with Zabian Dowdell who did it three years ago.

Hudson was a surprise to almost everyone this season, but made his presence known when he blew up for 41 points in a win over Seton Hall. His 41 points in that game tied for the most by an ACC players this season – maryland’s Vasquez dropped a career-high 41 on the Hokies last month.

Malcolm Delaney was also named the ACC Player of the Week after averaging 26.5 ppg and 5.5 assists in Tech’s two wins.  Delaney was 13/27 from the field and 7/13 on three-pointers, plus 20/23 from the line.  It is the second time he’s won it in his career (first this season) and Malcolm is the third Hokie to win the honor along with Dorenzo Hudson and Jeff Allen.

Also, freshman guard Ben Boggs was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic men’s basketball team, which is made up of 12 players.

First-team All-ACC
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (159)
Jon Scheyer, Duke (159)
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (159)
Trevor Booker, Clemson (137)
Kyle Singler, Duke (134)

Second-team All-ACC
Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (126)
Nolan Smith, Duke (104)
Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (95)
Tracy Smith, N.C. State (82)
Ishmael Smith, Wake Forest (76)

Third-team All-ACC
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (73)
Dorenzo Hudson, Virginia Tech (51)
Chris Singleton, Florida State (50)
Joe Trapani, Boston College (38)
Solomon Alabi, Florida State (30)

VT was one of just four teams to have two or more players on the All-ACC teams.  Duke had three, while wake and florida state also had two.  unc did not have a single player on the All-ACC teams, a first for the heels.  Tech did not have a player on the All-Rookie Team or the All-Defensive Team.  Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year will be announced Tuesday.  Expect Vasquez or Scheyer to get POY, Derrick Favors of gt to be the top rookie, Chris Singleton of fsu to be the top defender, and Gary Williams to get the coaching honor.

VT Honors and Championships Page

Other News: Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com has VT as a #10 seed in the East Region playing richmond, and Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has VT as a #9 seed in the South playing oklahoma state.  Good to see the Hokies are firmly in for both bracketologists.

VT got votes in both polls but were still well outside the rankings.

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Niemo arm curls Dorenzo Hudson

2007 Capital Classic, originally uploaded by techsports.

At the 2007 Capital Classic

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