Mar 12, 2014; Greensboro, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Devin Wilson (11) moves the ball around past Miami Hurricanes center Tonye Jekiri (23) and guard Garrius Adams (25) during the first round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
This season, the Virginia Tech Hokies have a lot of fresh players but they have a constant at point guard in Devin Wilson. Virginia Tech gained former Maryland point guard Seth Allen via transfer but Allen will not be eligible till the 2015-2016 season which means that Wilson will be the starting point guard this season.
However, Allen will push Wilson a lot in practice this season, knowing that he will be battling Wilson to be the starting point guard beyond this season. Wilson knows that just as well and will look to have a very strong season to prove that he should be the starting point guard beyond this season.
There is no doubt that this is a very important season for Wilson.
Wilson improved as the season went along and after averaging 9.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 34.9 minutes per game which led him to being honored with a spot on the All-ACC Freshman Team. Wilson has a lot of talent and is the top returning player for the Hokies entering this season.
Wilson is not a great scorer but he does know how to attack the rim and do a whole lot of damage getting easy buckets or passing the ball out to an open shooter beyond the arc. Wilson has the talent to average around 7 assists per game and is somewhat old-school in how he is more of a ball distributing point guard than a scorer.
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This will be a big season for Wilson to continue to make progress and prove that he should be the long term point guard. Wilson’s skill set supports that he will not move from point guard at any point due to his scoring skills not being great and his ball distributing being very good.
Devin Wilson will look to impress Buzz Williams and the Hokies’ new coaching staff, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he builds on a solid freshman season.