Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech

by JustinC on March 26, 2013 · 7 comments

Share This Post

  • wp socializer sprite mask 32px Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech
  • wp socializer sprite mask 32px Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech
  • wp socializer sprite mask 32px Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech
  • wp socializer sprite mask 32px Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech

5141285d81470.image  Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech

It’s not the off-season if someone on Virginia Tech’s basketball team isn’t transferring or getting hurt. Today, Robert Brown announced via a prepared statement that he is transferring from Virginia Tech to be closer to home. However, this move could be due to his struggles throughout the majority of this 2012-2013 season. Brown started off as the Hokies 3rd scorer this season and then dropped off the radar in ACC play.

Brown finished the season averaging 8.3 points per game but shot the ball at a 33-percent pace. That is well below what he is capable of as a shooter and as a player.

The good news here is that Brown’s departure opens up the door for UNC-Wilmington transfer Adam Smith to start next season. Smith is a natural scorer and a better fit for James Johnson’s system. It will also allow Donte Clark to play a much larger role as a freshman and as a backup at the “2” guard.

Overall, I don’t think Tech fans should fret this news. Brown is a good player and I hope he regains his confidence somewhere down in Florida. He has the ability to be a 15 points per game player at a smaller school in a smaller conference.

For the Hokies, they have a good recruiting class coming in that’s full of the players Coach Johnson wants. Also, Tech will now be able to sign one more player in this class if they wish to do so. While this move may hurt Tech in the short run, it speeds up the transition from this being Seth Greenberg’s program to Coach Johnson’s program. I’ll sacrifice a few wins next year for additional wins in an NCAA tournament year four years from now.

The Starting Five

Browns transfer doesn’t change my projections for next year’s starting five. Here’s a quick rundown.

_______________________________________________________________________________________
ALSING1b Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia TechHokie Fans! Do You Use a Smoker or BBQ for Pork or Beef? Or Do Any Type of Grilling?

Check out this Must Have tool for Handling and Shredding Smoked Pork or Beef.

Alsing Meat Claws Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech - These meat handler forks make shredding smoked pork or shoulder a breeze.

The folks at Alsing are offering Virginia Tech Fans the chance to get them on Amazon Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech at a 30% discount with Promo Code 'MEATCLAW'

Their only ask in returns is that you leave an honest review on Amazon once you purchase and use them!
______________________________________________________________________________________

PG – Marquis Rankin
SG – Adam Smith
SF – Jarrell Eddie
PF – Marshall Wood
C – Cadarian Raines

The upside for this group is they should be slightly better defensively. Judging Tech’s play last season, they couldn’t get any worse. I like Smith’s tenacity at the 2 and I think he’s quickly going to become a fan favorite. Also, Rankin showed some improvement last season. If takes another step forward this off-season, he’ll lockdown the starting job at point.

Jarrell Eddie will hopefully improve upon this season and enter his final year with a chip on his shoulders. He’s going to have to take over as Tech’s go-to-shooter in key situations.

Cadarian Raines and Marshall Wood are the best options down low although Raines will need to become a more consistent factor as a senior. I think he could be a nine or 10 ppg player. If he can consistently provide those numbers, especially in ACC play, the Hokies will be a much better team.

Wood will likely occupy the four because of his rebounding presence and his ability to run the floor. It will give the Hokies a mismatch at that position offensively.

I don’t love this starting five but there’s potential with this group. 

Related VirginiaTechFan.com Posts:

Follow us on our Social Media Sites

facebook logo Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech
186 Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Techyoutube icon Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Techemail Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia Tech

feed icon Robert Brown Set To Transfer From Virginia TechEnjoy this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed and never miss another! Or sign up to get exclusive VirginiaTechFan.com Sports Analysis delivered straight to your inbox!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment