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Virginia Tech's All-Greenberg Era Team
by Will Stewart,

Seth Greenberg is in his sixth season at Virginia Tech, and he has produced a number of quality players. The ACC media recently released their All-ACC team. Today we'll give you an All-Greenberg team from the pool of players that he's coached at Virginia Tech.

Some tough decisions had to made, but here is the starting lineup.

All-Greenberg Team
Pos. Name


Zabian Dowdell


Malcolm Delaney


Deron Washington


Bryant Matthews


Coleman Collins


First, let's talk about the guys who didn't make the list. Jamon Gordon is my all-time favorite Tech basketball player and a terrific defender. He was also a solid scorer, an good leader, and the perfect type of Seth Greenberg combo guard. He's a tough guy to leave off the list. However, with Dowdell making the team, and Deron Washington able to defend so many positions, I decided that I didn't need another defender in my backcourt.

I also left off A.D. Vassallo, which was very difficult. Vassallo has a chance to finish in the top five in school history in scoring. However, I already have three excellent scoring options in my starting lineup with Dowdell, Delaney and Matthews. I chose Deron Washingon over Vassallo for defensive matchup purposes and game changing play.

Zabian Dowdell would be one member of my starting backcourt. Dowdell finished sixth in school history in scoring with 1,785 points. He was named First Team All-ACC in 2007 after averaging 17.4 points per game. Dowdell had a career night when he scored 33 points in a win over North Carolina in the Dean Dome. He was also an excellent defender, and the backcourt he shared with Jamon Gordon was one of the best in the nation.

Malcolm Delaney makes it as my other guard. I like to have two ball handlers on the court as much as possible. Though Delaney is only a sophomore, he already has 900 career points. He is on pace to easily finish in the top 5 in scoring in school history. Though he's been in a slump recently, Delaney can shoot, he can get to the line, he's the team leader, and a very good overall basketball player.

Deron Washington 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as a senior, but he made a much greater impact on the program that the stats indicate. He was the most athletic player in the ACC, and his athletic ability helped him make plays that no one else could make. He was also the most versatile defender in the ACC. Washington had the ability guard anyone from a point guard to a power forward.

Bryant Matthews was a First Team All-Big East performer in 2003-04, Seth Greenberg's first season in Blacksburg. Matthews was a 6-7, 215-lbs forward who played on the inside for the undersized Hokies. Despite his lack of size in a conference that features a lot of big inside players, Matthews led the league in scoring at 22.1 points per game. He also averaged 8.9 rebounds per game while shooting 47.3% from the field and 36% from three-point range.

At one point, Seth Greenberg called Bryant Matthews "the greatest competitor I've ever coached." That says quite a bit, coming from a coach who puts so much stock into playing hard and showing toughness.

Coleman Collins is the final member of my All-Greenberg team. He is the only true inside player on the team. Try to forget about his senior year for a moment, and remember his 17 rebound performance as a sophomore against Sheldon Williams of Duke. Then think about the 25-point performance he had in Cameron Indoor Stadium against Williams as a junior.

Collins was a very good player, when he was healthy. He was not the same player as a senior in 2006-07, but at his peak he was the best true inside player Seth Greenberg has had since coming to Tech.

That's my starting lineup from the Seth Greenberg era. I think those guys would win a lot of games together. Pass - Your Ultimate Ticket to Hokie Sports!

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Thompson and Hudson Shine in Tech's Win
March 12, 2009
For the entire season, Malcolm Delaney and A.D. Vassallo have carried the Hokies, with a lot of help from Jeff Allen. Quality production from Tech's role players has been rare, and that's one of the things that has held the team back. Thursday's game was different, as the Hokies got some terrific play from a couple of guys who have been inconsistent all season.

Hokies Get Defensive in Blowout of Miami
March 12, 2009
Needing a win to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive, the Hokies easily handled Miami on Thursday, beating the Hurricanes 65-47 in the opening game of the 2009 ACC Tournament. Virginia Tech improved to 18-13 overall with the win, and they'll face #1 North Carolina on Friday at noon.

Lake Braddock OL with ACC, Big 10 Offers
March 12, 2009
Lake Braddock (Burke, VA) offensive lineman Khamrone Kolb has been a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. The 6-6, 300-pound rising senior has "been offered by every team that has seen his tape," said Lake Braddock head coach Jim Poythress, who recently sent out another batch of tapes on the talented big man.

Offer Profile: CB Kyle Fuller
March 11, 2009
Current Tennessee Titans safety Vincent Fuller II enjoyed a successful career at Virginia Tech, amassing 142 tackles, 19 pass deflections and eight interceptions in 50 games of action. Fuller graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005 and, four years later, the Tech staff is looking to dip back into the Fuller family for another talented defensive back. Kyle Fuller, a 6-1, 165-pound cornerback recruit and Vincent's younger brother, has received an official offer from the Hokies.

2009 ACC Tournament Preview and Predictions
March 11, 2009
The 2009 ACC Tournament begins on Thursday, and it should be exciting, as usual. It looks like the ACC can count on getting six teams into the Big Dance, while Maryland, Virginia Tech and Miami will be battling hard to get themselves back into the picture as well.

Young Hokies Impressive in Max Testing
March 10, 2009
The Virginia Tech football team just completed Winter max testing, and 11 Hokies achieved Super Iron Hokie Status. Also, 10 players set new position records in Mike Gentry's strength and conditioning program.
Also: Delaney and Vassallo named Third Team All-ACC.

VT One of 11 Offers for Zwinak
March 10, 2009
As a fullback, Linganore (Frederick, MD) running back Zack Zwinak had 133 carries for 1,447 yards last season as a junior, establishing his presence not only as a top high school football performer but also as one of the top rising seniors in the state of Maryland. The 6-1, 225-pound prospect picked up an offer from Maryland following his junior season and 10 more Division 1A programs have since followed suit.

Hokie Hotline Notes for 3/9/09
March 10, 2009
On Monday night's Hokie Hotline, Seth Greenberg looked back on recent losses to North Carolina and Florida State. He also looked ahead to Thursday's ACC Tournament game with Miami.

Around the ACC: March 9, 2009
March 9, 2009
The regular season is finally complete, and six ACC teams appear to have locked up a berth in the NCAA tournament. Three others have an outside shot of getting in, but it will take a lot of work in the upcoming ACC Tournament.

Broad Run's 2010 Class
March 9, 2009
Group AA, Division 4 state champion in 2008, Broad Run (Ashburn, VA) had the "right combination of players" last season according to its head coach, Mike Burnett. Broad Run returns a talented rising senior class next season, including three prospects with Division 1A potential.

Hokies to Play Miami in ACC Tournament
March 8, 2009
The pairings for the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament have been announced. Virginia Tech is the #8 seed, and they'll take on #9 seed Miami in the first game of the tournament, on Thursday at noon. The game will be televised by Raycom.

Bad Offense Downs Hokies in Tallahassee
March 8, 2009
Badly needing a win, the Hokies played one of their worst offensive games of the season, falling to Florida State 63-53 in Tallahassee on Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped Tech to 17-13 overall, and they finished 7-9 in ACC play. Tech has now lost six of their last seven games heading into the ACC tournament.
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