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He hasn't even played a minute in a regular season game at Virginia Tech, but already, freshman guard Ben Emelogu has made an impact. After displaying great leadership, a hard-working attitude and impressive basketball skills, Emelogu was named the Hokies' captain.
As a sign of just how highly coach James Johnson thinks of him, Emelogu was one of two players representing Virginia Tech at the ACC media day Wednesday in Charlotte, along with sophomore forward Joey Van Zegeren.
While Emelogu might be a new name to Hokies fans, he's well-known to a number of AAU opponents. Emelogu said he's gained the nickname, 'Be Easy,' after Emelogu scored 37 points in an AAU game last summer and his opponents told him to "be easy" on them.
Emelogu opened up even more with reporters at media day, providing a little background on how he got to Virginia Tech and what Hokies fans can expect.
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