We are almost there, the time is almost here. It’s every basketball fan’s favorite time of year, March Madness. Virginia Tech will be in the March Madness tournament and has several players to keep an eye on, looking toward the NBA draft and during the tournament itself. While we may not see a top-2 seed, getting a favorable set of match-ups early on is sure to send some players into the spotlight.
While we currently are not seeing any Virginia Tech players high on mock drafts, we have several players we need to keep an eye on as March Madness Progresses. The team is currently ranked and I don’t see that going away, we will go in-depth on who we should watch.
We may not see these three get their name called in this draft, they are our catalysts for March and should have their names called in 2022, or 2023.
Keve Aluma, Forward 6’9” 235lbs. He is currently averaging just shy of a double-double and Sitting at a solid almost 16 points a game at 30 min a game.
Tyrece Radford, Guard 6′ 2” 200lbs. Also closing in on a double-double a game with 11 points and 6 rebounds a game. Shooting over 50% from the field. Over the last three games, he’s netted 23 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, and 48 points with just 5 turnovers.
Hunter Cattoor, Guard 6′ 3” 200lbs. While his PPG is lower at 9.2, he’s deadly from deep at 46% along with a very high 83% from the charity stripe.
These three top-players should get solid looks in the March Madness tournament as well as the NBA draft with the current way the NBA is going, players like Cattoor are being more sought after. While we may not see any of the three in the first round mid-to-late 2nd round or post-draft FA is a possibility.
However, an early exit from the tournament and I would expect all three to come back for next season. If Cattoor can bring that same deadly accuracy from range and bump his PPG a lock for the 2nd round shouldn’t be out of the question.