By Presto’s Andre Herring (@AndreHerringIII)
The NCAA Division I had some tremendous guards in the 2013 season, but Erick Green is the one who most deserves some discussion.
Players such as Ben McLemore of Kansas, Victor Oladipo of Indiana, Shane Larkin of Miami (FLA.) and of course National Player of the Year Trey Burke of Michigan—received the majority of the limelight.
But Erick Green is the best one no one is really mentioning, which should change given Green’s considerable talent and elite scoring ability.
Part of the reason Green stayed out of the public’s eye nationally was for a very good reason. The Hokies finished dead last in the Atlantic Coast Conference at 13-19, including 4-14 in league play. Often is the case that teams with a record like that won’t get a lot of publicity, especially with powerhouses like Duke and how Miami came out of nowhere in the 2013 season.
Even with all that going on, Green was named the ACC Player Of The Year.
How does that happen? Try leading the NCAA in scoring and putting up 25 points per night.