Yes, I know he is a freshman and I fully expect him to improve a great deal by next season but his protecting the ball is just awful. Bad passes, stripped while dribbling, simply bad decisions. Oh, Rankin is almost as bad.
It was painful to watch the turnovers by Robert and Rankin last night go for easy baskets by Clemson. A few less turnovers by the young guys and a victory seemed a given.
These are players with good potential but certainly are not ready to play the roles we have to have them play.
We may need them to play like they will as juniors or like a bunch of McDonald AAs who would be good enough to play the same role at the same stage of their careers at Kentucky , Duke or Cuse but they simply are not that.
I have a lot of patience for players who at their stage of their careers can't hit the shot in pressure time, who can't yet elevate their game to crunch time. Hang on they will get there.
TechSideline.com (a.k.a. TSL) is an independent publication that is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Virginia Tech or the Virginia Tech Athletic Department. This site is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox or MS Internet Explorer at a video resolution of 1024x768 or higher. For more details, including a list of TechSideline staff, see our Contact Page. All original material and images are copyrighted by TechSideline.com and may not be reused or reprinted without permission.