Posted on 10 December 2013.
The Hokies are in their “bye week” this week, with no games scheduled due to Final Exams. Tech doesn’t return to action until Saturday, December 21st against vcu at the Richmond Coliseum at 5:30 pm.
Meanwhile, VT will finish the calendar year tied for first in the ACC!
And congratulations to Jarell Eddie, ACC Player of the Week after averaging 29 ppg in VT’s 2 wins!
Posted in 2013-14 Season
Posted on 21 February 2011.
The Roanoke Times is reporting that Jarell Eddie has been charged with possession of marijuana. Roanoke Times Articles:
The offense date was apparently Tuesday according to the article, the day of the maryland game though it isn’t clear if it was before or after the game, and he was charged on Wednesday. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess why Jarell did not play Saturday against uva.
Welcome to the Magnificient Seven. I would expect Eddie will be suspended for the rest of the season, leaving the Hokies with just seven scholarship players, and that includes Tyrone Garland who reportedly has been having some struggles of his own.
This may just about put a nail in the coffin that is the Hokies’ season. But Tech can beat wake with seven players (they could probably beat them with four). The Hokies need to persevere, once again, and find a way to win and keep Saturday meaningful.
Posted in 2010-11 Season
Posted on 02 March 2010.
Tyrone Garland and the John Bartram High School Braves will play Imhotep for the Philly Public League title on Tuesday night at temple’s arena. Bartram has already captured the Public League Class AAAA title and will continue on in the state tournament regardless of the outcome on Tuesday.
For the season, Garland is averaging 25.0 ppg and has surpassed the 30 point mark four times this year. His season high is 43.
Tyrone, a 2010 signee of VT, has also moved up to third on the all time Philly Public League scoring list with over 2,100 career points. He surpassed Gerald Henderson of duke and now the NBA. Garland is also quickly gaining on Wilt Chamberlain. He won’t have a shot at #1 though, with Maureece Rice sitting at over 2,600 points.
Jarell Eddie saw his career at Cannon School near Charlotte end in the second round of the NCISAA State Tournament. Eddie finished the season averaging 22.5 ppg. At one point in the season, he had a streak of nine straight games of 20 or more points. By my calculations, Jarell came close to 3,000 career points (he passed 2,000 last year), but I believe he came up short.
Jarell will join the Hokies next season.
The GW Eagles season ended well short of expectations. The Danville school was #1 in the Virginia State AAA (top level) rankings earlier in the year, but lost in their first Northwest Region Playoff game to Stafford. GW also lost in the district finals.
C.J. Barksdale averaged 15.0 ppg on the season and had at least 12 double-doubles from the boxscores I could find in 21 games.
C.J. is a verbal commit for the 2011 class. You have to be excited about the inside presence he will bring to VT in two years.
Posted in Home, Recruiting News
Posted on 21 February 2010.
I have updated the pages for both Virginia Tech 2010 signees (Jarell Eddie and Tyrone Garland) and 2011 verbal commit, C.J. Barksdale of GW-Danville in Virginia to show their game stats to date. Click on the names below to see their page and full season data.
- Jarell was nominated for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American games recently, one of 32 players in NC chosen.
- He’s averaging 22.3 ppg through 27 games.
- Eddie scored 20+ points in 9 straight games before the streak was snapped a week ago. Of course, he responded with 21 the next game.
- Jarell started the season with 33 points and 10 rebounds on back-to-back nights to win MVP honors of the Cannon Classic in mid-November.
- He has at least 12 double-doubles this year.
- Tyrone recently became just the 5th player in Philadelphia public school history to eclipse the 2,000 point mark – Wilt Chamberlain and Gerald Henderson are also on that list.
- Garland is averaging 24.6 ppg in the 20 games I have stats for (I’m missing 2 games).
- Garland has surpassed the 30 point mark 4 times, including scoring 39 and 32 on back-to-back nights in early January.
- His best game was his 43 point effort in mid-January. He missed 11 FTs in that game so he could have easily hit 50.
- Tyrone was also nominated for the 2010 McDonald’s All-American games recently, one of 31 players in PA chosen.
- Barksdale is barking his way to 15.5 ppg on the season through 20 games. Team qualified for VA Regionals starting next week. Eagles lost Western Valley District Finals.
- C.J. has 12 double-doubles by my count, including a game he had 23 points and 10 blocks in.
- Best game of the year came back in December when he had 20 points, 22 rebounds, and 8 blocks in a win over Dudley, one of the top teams in NC.
Posted in Recruiting News
Posted on 29 December 2009.
We’ve added a 2011 Recruiting Class Page which includes links to C.J. Barksdale’s page and Robert Brown’s page. The page can be found on the top navigation bar under Recruiting > 2011 Recruiting Class. The personal pages have data about each player, including their stats to date where available. For instance, did you know:
- C.J. Barksdale is averaging 17.4 ppg through 7 games (including their game Tuesday night).
- C.J. 20 points, 22 rebounds, and 8 blocks as GW-Danville beat Dudley, which is led by unc ’11 verbal commit P.J. Hairston (#25 in the Class of ’11). Hairston had averaged 38 ppg going into that game but C.J. > P.J. that night.
- Robert Brown scored 27 to help East Ridge beat the #16 team in the nation, Winter Park, which is led by Doc Rivers’ kid Austin. Rivers is the #8 player in the Class of 2011 and committed to florida.
Also, as was mentioned by many publications including this one, C.J.’s #28 ranking in the Scout.com Class of 2011 would be the highest ranking for any VT recruit under Seth Greenberg and would be the highest since Dell Curry by all accounts (1982 McDonald’s All-American). Here is a look at the Top 100 ranked recruits VT has gotten under Seth, according to Scout.com and Rivals.com:
- C.J. Barksdale – #28/78 (Scout/Rivals)
- Jeff Allen – #51/77 (Scout/Rivals)
- Marquie Cooke – #57/74 (Rivals/Scout)
- Cadarian Raines – #61 (Scout)
- Jarell Eddie – #63/77 (Rivals/Scout)
- Dorenzo Hudson – #74 (Scout)
- Malcolm Delaney – #83/89 (Scout/Rivals)
- Nigel Munson – #87 (Scout)
- Lewis Witcher – #99 (Rivals)
Keep in mind these rankings are very fluid and C.J.’s and Jarell’s rankings could change a lot, one way or the other, between now and when he arrives at VT.
Here is a link to my ACC Recruiting Breakdown article (2006-10) that I wrote back in early November. Obviously this is pre-Barksdale, who will help VT once 2011 guys are included in this data. But other schools have picked up big time recruits, too, such as Harrison Barnes (#1 in the nation) inking with unc for 2010. You have to think the new practice facility is already paying dividends since two of the top five on the list above (Barksdale and Eddie) are future recruits that knew the facility would be done by their arrival. Plus, both Robert Brown and Tyrone Garland are fringe Top 150 guys (Brown is #104 on Rivals) that could sneak into the Top 100 with big years.
Posted in Recruiting News