Virginia Tech Women's Basketball: 4 players who must step up in the ACC Tournament

With or without Elizabeth Kitley, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team needs these four players to step up in the ACC Tournament.

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Carys Baker

Speaking of shooting the ball, Baker has shown flashes this season that she is a future knock-down shooter for Virginia Tech. Daughter of former NBA player Vin, Carys came off the bench against Virginia and knocked down her first 3-pointer in the first half. In the second half when Brooks’ bench got shorter with the injury to Kitley, she was on the court more and struggled shooting the ball on some open looks. She plays with a ton of confidence and like King, can be an X-factor shooting the ball off the bench. 

Clara Strack

As the season has gone along, Strack, a freshman from Buffalo, New York, has been getting better and better at both ends of the floor. Brooks likes to play her with Kitley in a double-big lineup and if Kitley is able to play, it is something that he’ll likely do again. If she can’t, this might be Strack’s time to step up in big-game situations. She has a nice touch around the basket, is a good passer, hits the boards at both ends and despite being called for a weak offensive foul for setting an illegal screen against Virginia, she’s a good screen setter for the guards. She will be called upon to play a big role this weekend.

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