What, you think we're leaving out the nation's leading scorer? Did you ignore his picture in the intro?
A 24.9-PPG average speaks for itself, especially when it's recorded by a power-conference player.
Virginia Tech's Erick Green has often been the only thing keeping the Hokies from suffering some truly soul-sucking blowouts. They'd be a lot worse than 12-16 (3-12 ACC) without the senior guard's frequent explosions.
Only BYU, North Carolina and Miami have held Green under 20 this season, and all of those games came on the road. Despite being America's third-most prolific shooter at 17.2 attempts per game, Green is also in the ACC's top 20 in all the shooting percentage metrics.
Some of Green's biggest games have come against Tech's biggest opponents. He put up 28 points and seven boards against Oklahoma State, 26 and five against Colorado State, 30 in the first meeting with Miami and 35 and nine against Virginia.
Only three of the last 12 national scoring champions played in the NCAA tournament in the year they earned the title, and Green is highly unlikely to break that jinx. Still, every night he steps on the court, his odds of busting out for 30 are better than his team's odds of winning.
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