Takeaways from Men’s Basketball Media Day
October 11, 2017 - Basketballs
Hokies accommodate a media before to a opening of practice
October 10, 2017
2017 Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball
BLACKSBURG, Va. – On Monday, Oct. 9, a Virginia Tech men’s basketball group met with a media for a annual Media Day, during Cassell Coliseum and a Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Center.
— VT Men’s Basketball (@VT_MBBall) October 9, 2017
The activities began during 2 p.m., in a Cassell Media Interview Room, as Head Coach Buzz Williams addressed a media on a far-reaching array of topics. A integrate of a pivotal points he overwhelmed on were:
On losing a profitable players of Seth Allen and Zach LeDay:
“It is so tough to quantify what those guys gave us, quite offensively. They bailed us out, they lonesome adult some issues – both inside and outside. we skip them, a group misses them. But, there will be guys on a team, we don’t know accurately who that will be, that will have to eat some of that bravery that those dual guys gave us. We will have to be a lot improved defensively than we’ve ever been. Last year, we didn’t mind if it incited into a scoring contest. we don’t know if we will be means to measure a round as good as we did final year, yet it’s still early. So we will see, yet we will for certain skip Seth and Zach.”
On carrying a some-more normal sized core this year in Kerry Blackshear Jr. and if that changes a offense or defense:
“KJ could arguably be a many learned man in a program. He does have normal size, though. He did have a standard beginner year. We need him to stay healthy, that would be a initial thing, we don’t have any other choice. The subsequent thing is, how can we implement his skillset, not usually to his behind to a basket yet confronting up, where it can take some vigour off some of a guys who are on a building with him. we consider he is a unequivocally good player, we like him.”
— Jermaine Ferrell (@JermaineFerrell) October 9, 2017
Following a press conference, movement was shifted to Hahn Hurst for a group photo. After a print was taken, players were accessible to a media in spontaneous one-on-one sessions. Players were asked about a arriving season, a tough work of a off-season and reflections on a 2016-17 deteriorate and NCAA Tournament trip, among other things. Players also took partial in several amicable media hits, including an enchanting demeanour during Media Day on Snapchat by Chris Clarke.
A new event, Hokies Hoops Madness, will take place Friday, Oct. 20 during 9 p.m., to applaud final season’s successes and move basketball party to Blacksburg before a start of a unchanging season. The eventuality will take place during a Carilion Clinic Court during Cassell Coliseum and is open to a ubiquitous public.
Also on Friday, Oct. 20 is a annual men’s basketball Tip Off Banquet in Hahn Hurst. For sum regarding to that eventuality that will be hold before to Hokie Hoops Madness, greatfully revisit https://vtmbbtipoff2017.eventbrite.com.
Season tickets for men’s basketball are on sale to a ubiquitous public. Please revisit HokieTickets.com for some-more information.
Head Coach Buzz Williams, Devin Wilson and Justin Bibbs will accommodate a media again on Wednesday, Oct. 25 during a Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina during a 2017 ACC Operation Basketball. Both players and coaches will spend half a day during ESPN’s Charlotte studios.
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