Virginia Tech’s lone men’s basketball recruit in the class of 2016, 6’9″ power forward/center Khadim Sy, will be in action in this week’s Dick’s High School National Tournament.
Sy plays for the prestigious Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) and its legendary boys basketball head coach Steve Smith, who has guided the Warriors to a 42-1 record in 2015-2016. Oak Hill is the no. 2 seed in this tournament, which contains eight teams in total.
On Thursday, March 31, at 2 p.m. EST, Oak Hill takes on Wasatch Academy of Utah in the High School National quarterfinals. The game will be televised by ESPNU. The winner advances to meet the winner of the Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, NV)/Miller Grove (GA) matchup at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, April 1. This game will be televised by ESPN2.
According to Oak Hill Academy’s website, Sy has averaged 9.7 points (59-percent FGs, 58-percent FTs), 7.6 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game in 28 games this season. The same site says Sy leads the team in offensive boards, is tied for the team lead in blocks, and is the team’s second-leading rebounder.
Other notables on Oak Hill a pair of Virginia Tech class of 2017 targets in point guard Matt Coleman and guard Lindell Wiggington, as well as class of 2016 center Rodney Miller, who will play for ACC-rival Miami.