Jan 22, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Devin Wilson (11) shoots the ball during the second half against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Basketball: The Development of Devin Wilson


Early on in the season, Ben Emelogu seemed like the star true freshman for the Hokies especially after he became the captain for the Hokies as a true freshman and had some big performances including against West Virginia. Emelogu has struggled over the last few weeks and the Hokies still seemed to be a team centered around Jarell Eddie. However, that has come into question this season due to Eddie’s struggles shooting the basketball and trying to force too many shots. However, one player is developing into a potential star that could really help the Hokies take off in the future and make a return to the NCAA Tournament.

Devin Wilson has stepped up for the Hokies over the last few games and while the Hokies have lost 5 straight games, Wilson has started to become the big time scoring threat that Virginia Tech is desperately needing. Wilson knows how to attack the basket and get points and that type of on-ball assertiveness is exactly what the Virginia Tech has been lacking and needing. Wilson is starting to provide which is why he has outputs of 14, 20, and 26 points in his last 3 games.

Devin Wilson has had only 6 turnovers in his past 3 games which is fairly good for a true freshman point guard who is playing in what is currently one of the top 3 conferences in college basketball. In his last two games, Wilson has gone to the free throw line 21 times and made 16 of them which is the type of free throw shooting improvement that is great news for Hokies’ fans. Devin Wilson is still only a true freshman and he will have probably have some struggles but Wilson seems like the Hokies’ future star that can bring them back to the NCAA Tournament.

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