Double Bonus: Virginia Tech

Virginia’s Paul Jesperson has made 6 of his last 7 attempts from 3-point range.

For the first time since the 2006-07 season, the Virginia men’s basketball team owns an 8-3 record in ACC play. Virginia Tech became the latest team to fall to the Cavaliers, who took down their in-state rivals 73-55 at the John Paul Jones Arena where they have won 14 straight games. What helped the Hoos blow out the Hokies this time around? The “Double Bonus” looks at some of the details not named Joe Harris , who torched the VT defense for a career-high 26 points.

Jesperson’s Jumper

In the NC State Double Bonus article, I included a note about Paul Jesperson ‘s shooting mechanics since he seemed to be barley missing on a lot of his shot attempts. I wrote the following: “He also needs to do better with his pre-catch mechanics. I think one reason his shots come up short is that his hips are a little too elevated on the catch so that slight lack of power or slightly slower release (takes an extra beat to get the hips down) is taking just enough off the ball to cause a miss.”