Virginia Tech Basketball fared better than expected in Year 1 under Mike Young. Here’s a look at a review of the Hokies’ 2019-20 campaign.
Virginia Tech Basketball entered the season with a lot of question marks given the job former head coach Buzz Williams had done. Williams won the 2020 SEC Coach of the Year this season in his first year as head coach at Texas A&M for a glimpse of that. To his credit, Williams made the Hokies’ job an attractive one by taking the team to three-straight NCAA Tournaments. In 2019-20 under head coach Mike Young, things were clearly under rebuild despite some early success.
The Hokies finished the season 16-16 and 7-13 in the ACC when it was all said and done, well above expectations but with some movement in the transfer portal and graduation, there’s not much room to gloat about much. The frontcourt is still bare though Keve Aluma will add size at the forward spot and John Ojiako adjusted to his first year of playing Division I basketball.
In the backcourt, there was a lot of positive to take away from freshmen Landers Nolley II, Jalen Cone and Tyrece Radford. Nolley led the team in scoring with 15.5 points per game while Radford was right behind him with 10.2 points per contest. Cone led the team in 3-point field goal percentage with 44.4 percent on 2.2 made 3-pointers per contest.
As they continue to adjust and improve, Virginia Tech is a team that shouldn’t be slept on in the ACC. Even with a tighter recruiting window coming up, they should fare well on the recruiting trail given the expertise of Chester Frazier, Christian Webster and Antwon Jackson. Here’s a look at an overview of the Virginia Tech Hokies’ 2019-20 season.