Roughly one-third through the regular season,
Secondarily, might he, at season's end, finish ahead of renowned scorers such as Lehigh's
Although Green trails McCollum by a scant one point – both have played 10 games, with McCollum at 249 points, Green 248 – history says Green will not lead the country. That distinction is usually reserved for those who compete in leagues less rugged than the ACC or other majors such as the
The last major conference player to lead Division I in scoring was
McCollum, a 6-foot-3 senior like Green, is far more likely to score at his current rate, or higher, simply because Green will encounter far more defensive resistance in the ACC than McCollum will in the Patriot League.
Similarly, McDermott (23.7 points per game) and Canaan (21.3) don't face ACC-caliber defenses in the
Indeed, in the last 20 years, only one ACC player has averaged more than 23 points per game. That was
Plus, take it from someone who sat courtside last March when he scored 30 against Duke in an epic
By the way, Division I's top scorer has averaged at least 25.6 points each season since 2000, when Fresno State's Courtney Alexander, a transfer from
Green has a far better chance of leading the ACC. He averages 34.8 minutes and 15 shots per game for the 8-2 Hokies, and only Duke's
He is very unlikely to approach the Tech record for season scoring average of 26.6, set by
The most impressive elements of Green's start: He's shooting 51.7 percent, extraordinary for a guard, and has scored at least 21 points in every game.
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