Erick Green Finishes the Season as the Nation's Leading Scorer

By Anthony Lenahan
Rob Kinnan-USA Today Sports

Erick Green is a phenomenal basketball player and it is a shame that Virginia Tech couldn’t of had a better season with a player of his caliber leading them.  Green has been knocking down shots and racking up points all year trying to make the Hokies a contender, but his teammates couldn’t help him out at all.

Green has been sitting on top of the scoring race for basically the entire season and no one really had a chance to catch him when C.J. McCollum went down with a season ending injury.

He averaged between 24 and 26 points per game the whole year and a 35-point performance against Wake Forest today pushed his season average up to 25 points per game.  That was enough for the senior guard to edge out Lamont Jones who finished with an average of 23.5 points per game.

For Green, it is a great way to end his career.  In his final year at the college level, he would have traded in his scoring title for a chance to play in the NCAA tournament.  It has been Virginia Tech’s worst year out of the four when they had Green and sadly it was his last, but that didn’t affect his play.

Playing in the ACC, Green has to play against some of the best competition in the country and it makes his accomplishment that much better.  A 48 percent shooter from the field and a 38.5 percent shooter from behind the arc is Green.

He is a pure scorer and his numbers show just that, he may only have one more game to put up crazy numbers.  Green’s senior year won’t be one for him to forget individually even though his team struggled greatly.

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