— Steve Smith (@OHACoachSmith) November 11, 2015
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) senior power forward/center Khadim Sy has signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech. Sy, a 6’10”, 230-pound prospect, is expected to be the only recruit Virginia Tech signs in this Early Signing Period for Division 1 men’s basketball.
“We are excited to add an Oak Hill alum to the Hokie family for the first time in over 30 years,” Tech head coach Buzz Williams said in a press release on Hokiesports.com. Click here to read the full release. “Khadim has been coached at an elite level since he arrived in the states and fills a need we had in our second class. Throughout the two years we have recruited him, he has continued to improve at a consistent rate as a player, and I believe his ceiling is very high. More importantly, he has the character and work ethic that we want those in our program to be about on and off the floor.”
The Senegal native, a consensus 3-star recruit, considered offers from Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest before verbally committing to the Hokies on October 26, 2015. When he arrives in Blacksburg next year, Sy will join a Tech frontcourt that is projected to include Johnny Hamilton, Zach LeDay, Satchel Pierce and Kerry Blackshear. Hamilton and LeDay are projected to be seniors in 2016/2017, while Pierce will be a junior and Blackshear will be a sophomore.
Sy is one of six Oak Hill Academy senior basketball players who signed with major Division 1 schools today, joining Harry Giles (Duke), Joe Hampton (Penn State), Mario Kegler (Mississippi State), Braxton Key (Alabama) and Rodney Miller (Miami).