College Hoops Player of the Day for Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Virginia Tech doesn't stand much of a chance in the newly-aligned ACC; the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the power-packed conference adds to the burden of having to face the likes of North Carolina and Duke.
What the Hokies do have is a sharp-shooting senior forward in Jarell Eddie, who hit on an incredible 72% of his shots Tuesday night as Virginia Tech topped Winthrop, 81-63, for their sixth win against three losses.
Eddie was 13-for-18 from the field, making six of eight from beyond the three-point arc for a career-high 34 points. While he wasn't helping to build an insurmountable lead for the Hokies, he was wiping the glass, finishing with seven rebounds.
Eddie has recorded three double-doubles already this year and has increased his scoring output year-over-year each season with the Hokies. He's averaging 16.9 points and 6.9 boards this season.
Virginia Tech gets their first taste of ACC play when they travel to Miami this Sunday, December 8.