Wright State Transfer Grant Basile Commits To Virginia Tech

Grant Basile Virginia Tech

On Wednesday, Virginia Tech men’s basketball picked up a commitment from Wright State transfer Grant Basile (pronounced buh-SIL-e).

The 6-9, 225-pound redshirt senior is a two-time All-Horizon League Second Team honoree. He averaged 18.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season while shooting 49.8% from the floor  and recording 11 double-doubles. Basile finished second in the conference in rebounds, fourth in scoring and fourth in field goal percentage. That’s without mentioning his 59 blocks, which led the Horizon League.

A Pewaukee, WI native, he spent four seasons in the Raiders’ program. He redshirted as a freshman in 2018-19 and played all 92 games for Wright State in the three years since. In 2019-20, he was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team, and he was named to the Horizon League’s Second Team the last two seasons.

From the outside, Basile’s numbers dropped off from 2020-21 to 21-22. He made 20 of his 42 attempts (47.6%) from deep as a redshirt sophomore, but that percentage drastically changed this season (39-138, 28.3%). All signs point to his development from behind the arc increasing in Blacksburg, however, especially after witnessing Keve Aluma’s growth. At Wofford, Aluma attempted one 3-pointer before turning into a 34% shooter at Virginia Tech.

He’s a very similar prospect to Aluma (6-9, 235). Basile is a big who can step out and shoot it, which is a great fit for Mike Young’s scheme. He can play both the four and five, depending on Tech’s need.

Here’s the current scholarship outlook with the addition of Basile. 

Including Justyn Mutts, the Hokies currently have 11 players on scholarship for 2022-23, meaning there are two open spots. If Mutts decides not to return to Virginia Tech, that will give the program three open scholarships. 

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  1. In MY I trust…support him all the way. MY has already made VT History . More to come.

  2. Wonder what the talent level is like in the Horizon league……ummm just saying

      1. Not great. Agree with daddio, ho hum addition while losing players that were already coached up on our team last year. Don’t understand.

        1. He scored 21 against #1 seed Arizona in this NCAA tourney. Good enough for me!

      1. Some seem to thrive through 2nd guessing coach’s decisions & just displaying plain negativity.

    1. Apparently pretty good since he averaged 18.5 ppg and 8.5 rpg and was only 2nd team All Horizon.

  3. Outstanding news! We really need a guy like Basile to compensate for losing Aluma. Hopefully we’ll add at least one more post player via the portal.

      1. I’ve come to realize that getting players from the portal is recruiting.

      2. Then donate more money, if you donate at all… your negativity is tiring.

  4. Wow, he averaged 18 and 8 and was only 2nd team All Horizon? That seems a bit off.

  5. Best news of the day and week!!! Can’t wait to see him play for the Hokies. Exciting times in the ‘burg!!!!

  6. OK, cool. “The guy VT’s high on” so great to use up some of those maybe three/four schollies out there. Good luck, we need ya.

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