2010's Eddie Headed To ACC

Jarell Eddie, one of the top juniors in North Carolina, will play his college basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Seth Greenberg must not have been able to sit still during the break. The Virginia Tech Hokies have been the most active team over the last 24 hours. Earlier in the day they accepted a commitment from senior Cadarian Raines. Now, the Hokies are on the board in 2010.

Jarell Eddie, a 6-foot-6 small forward out of Charlotte (N.C.) Cannon School, picked the Hokies over a host of programs. As a junior he averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists.

"It came down to – and he had 8 offers – Virginia Tech, Georgia, Kentucky and Wake Forest," Cannon coach Ron Johnson said.

"I think it was the relationship," Johnson said. "He felt like he developed a relationship with Stacey Palmore and Coach Greenberg. Then there was a feeling that Coach Greenberg would help him develop and get better. Those were the two main things. He feels strongly that Virginia Tech has the academics he was looking for."

Eddie, an all-stater in the private school sector as a sophomore, has been one of the top underclassmen in the state since he hit the high school scene.

Johnson sees a unique talent. "I think it's his size and his ability to shoot the ball. Jarell's really developed his perimeter skills. As an eighth grader he was a post player and his game has transformed. They recruited him as a two guard and his size was something they really liked."

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