Two separate news reports continue what has been an active summer off the court for the Virginia Tech basketball program.
Chris Arvin of 247Sports.com is reporting that Eddie Benion has been hired to take over as the head trainer for Virginia Tech men’s basketball. Benion is currently Assistant AD for Sports Medicine for the VCU basketball program, where he has been since July of 2010.
Benion will replace Ernest Eugene, who left Virginia Tech for a position with the Orlando Magic. Benion’s job title, according to Arvin, will likely be Associate AD of Sports Medicine.
Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams still has to seek replacements for former Director of Scouting and Game Management Jeff Reynolds, who recently left for Texas A&M, where he was hired as an assistant coach, and Associate Head Coach Steve Roccaforte, who recently departed to be an assistant coach for East Carolina.
McAllister Granted Release
On the player personnel front, 2018 men’s basketball signee Jarren McAllister has been released from his LOI, per Justin Byerly of PrepHoops.com.
Jarren McAllister has requested and will receive a full release from VA Tech.
— Justin Byerly (@JustinByerly) July 27, 2018
McAllister is a three-star recruit and one of three 2018 Virginia Tech signees. The other two are four-star forward Landers Nolley and three-star point guard Jonathan Kabongo.
With McAllister’s release, the Hokies now have two 2018 signees and still have no commitments for the 2019 class.