RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The excitement surrounding the upcoming Hokie hoops season has a lot to do with the hype of the unknown. Seth Greenberg is looking forward to seeing his young team come together as much as the frenzied Cassell Coliseum faithful.
Tuesday Greenberg spoke at the Richmond Hokie Club meeting at the Westin, along with new women's basketball coach Dennis Wolff. Greenberg reiterated his tweet from earlier in the day - that the NCAA restored the eligibility of Jarell Eddie, and he'll be able to join the team.
There are a lot of questions surrounding Greenberg's team, but not all of them are bad. Two of the most prolific players in Tech history are gone - Malcolm Delaney is the all-time school leader in assists, and Jeff Allen ranks in the top ten in numerous categories.
But in comes the top rated recruiting class in Tech history, led by two time Virginia State player of the year Dorian Finney-Smith. Tuesday Greenberg called the I.C. Norcom grad a "homeless Magic Johnson". He added that it will be an entire team effort to fill the holes of Delaney and Allen, and that a lot will fall upon the eight underclassmen.
Greenberg added that Virginia Tech will scrimmage VCU at Cassell Coliseum, prior to the start of the season. Their first real game is on November 13th, against East Tennessee State.