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Why I Think Erick Green Is A Star, Not A Hog

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[Ed. Note: Bumped from FanPosts. Thanks to Hokie Mark for this analysis. Chicagomaroon will do a counterpoint to Trevor's Erick Green post from this past weekend later this week.]

Erick Green takes 16.7 shot attempts per game - more than any other Hokie (for that matter, more than any other ACC player). Does that make him a ball hog? I submit to you that the answer is "No". Green is a star, not a hog. Why am I convinced of that? 2 reasons:

1) Erick is hitting 49.8% of his shots. That may not be the highest percentage on the team, but it is very, very good. He has also gone to the FT line 174 times, hitting 81.6% of his free throws. Green is a scoring machine.

2) Unlike bona fide ball hogs (like Russ Smith of Louisville), Erick Green is the assist leader on his team with 84 dishes served so far. That may not sound like a lot (by contrast Peyton Siva of Louisville has 127), but no other Hokie is even close to Green as far as assists go. I don't know - maybe no one is getting open under the basket?

BOTTOM LINE: The Hokies just need more good players. Green is an excellent start. Could he pass more? Maybe. I'm all for involving the whole team - I'm just not sure we'd score any more points. What do y'all think?

(see also http://accbasketballrx.blogspot.com/2013/02/ball-hogs-vs-stars.html)

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