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Topic - Erick Green
After going the traditional stash route with a season overseas, former Virginia Tech star and ACC Player of the Year Erick Green is joining the Denver Nuggets.
Green, the nation's leading scorer at 25.4 points per game, finished with 15 points on 5-for-19 shooting for one more frustrating ACC tournament performance in the senior's final game.
Green joins Maryland's Len Bias in 1986 as the ACC's only players of the year to come from teams with losing conference records.
After the Hokies' season started well, it quickly nosedived as their other perimeter scorers all seemed to lose their stroke, and confidence, at the same time. That left it up to Green to score more, but he hasn't been able to carry the team alone.
Virginia Tech rang in the new year by getting its bell rung. Maryland jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the opening minutes and never trailed, drilling Virginia Tech 94-71 on Saturday at a sold-out Comcast Center.
On a midspring afternoon, Erick Green's last season at Virginia Tech was plunged into doubt.
Virginia Tech Hokies 2012-13 preview.
After a spring of tumult, James Johnson is Virginia Tech's basketball coach, the rare longtime assistant whose first chance to run a program comes in the ACC. And he brings with him a message, manner and approach all aimed the same direction. "My voice," Johnson said recently, "is opportunistic."
Tanner Smith had 14 points including the game-winning foul shots in his final game at Littlejohn Coliseum and Clemson held on to beat Virginia Tech 58-56 on Thursday night.
Austin Rivers scored 23 points, Seth Curry added 19 and No. 5 Duke held off Virginia Tech 70-65 in overtime Saturday.
When Virginia Tech traveled to Chestnut Hill on Jan. 14, it played without Erick Green, its top scoring threat and most accomplished open court player.
In a game in which both teams went all-in on defense, it was Virginia Tech's Dorenzo Hudson who bucked the trend, hitting a 3-point shot to lift the Hokies to a 47-45 victory, their first in ACC play.
Dennis Clifford scored 15 points and Matt Humphrey added 14 to lead Boston College to its second straight conference win in a 61-59 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Virginia Tech's young basketball team wasn't ready for the start of ACC play.
Virginia Tech's men's basketball team walked onto the court to start the second half Saturday with a three-point lead over Campbell.
"I kept hearing 'He's only a scorer, he wasn't a point guard,' " said Green of his experience a year ago. "In my head I was saying I'm going to go out here and show everybody I can facilitate, I'm not just a scorer. Honestly, that hurt me more than anything. Instead of just being myself. If you don't like me for who I am, and I'm a scoring point guard, then maybe I don't belong. But there's a lot of scoring point guards (in the NBA). I think I can be one as well."
"We kept our poise this time," Green said. "We weren't arguing, we weren't rattled. We just kept it going."