Thursday, March 12, 2009

All-time starting five: Virginia Tech

The O List's all-time starting five for Virginia Tech basketball:

Bimbo Coles (1986-90): Probably the most prolific basketball player in
school history, the speedy Coles finished his career with a 21.6
scoring average and 4.8 assists in 115 games.

Dell Curry (1982-86): Later an NBA fixture in Charlotte, Curry (above) left Blacksburg
in 1986 as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,389 points. He
also averaged 3.2 assists and 1.9 steals.

Allan Bristow (1969-73): A star in the days before freshman eligibility, his
23.1 scoring average in 78 varsity games still is the best ever for a
Hokie. Bristow (above, as a coach with the Charlotte Hornets) was the key player on the 1973 NIT title team.

Bill Matthews (1952-56): In the mid 1950s, the versatile Matthews was one of
the nation’s best and most durable players, averaging 16.5 points and
13.8 rebounds.

Ace Custis (1993-97): It’s too bad that ACC fans never had the chance to see
much of Custis (above), who led Bill Foster’s 1996 team to a 23-6 record. Over 124 games, he averaged 13.7 points and 9.5 rebounds.

—Caulton Tudor


Think the O List is crazy for leaving someone out? Tell us who you'd add, and, just to make it interesting, who you would replace from our list. Put your thoughts in the comments section below.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wish I could see a second five for the hokies. After playing pickup ball with Custis and having him posterize a dorm mate, I can agree with the nod there. Hopefully the Greenburg era will get some love in the future.