Nickeil Alexander-Walker Ranked as 5-Star, Top-20 by ESPN

Nickeil Alexander-Walker
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Virginia Tech 2017 basketball signee Nickeil Alexander-Walker is ranked as a 5-star player and the #20 prospect in the nation, in ESPN’s final 2017 college basketball recruiting rankings.

That lofty ranking cements “NAW” as one of the highest-rated recruits ever signed by the Hokies. Back in 1982, Dell Curry was named to the McDonald’s All-American All-Star Game, one of just 25 players named to the team. In 2011, Dorian Finney-Smith was ranked the #18 player in the nation by ESPN.

Alexander-Walker is a 6-5 shooting guard. Combined with 4-star 6-1 point guard Wabissa Bede and 3-star 6-6 power forward PJ Horne, they comprise a recruiting class ranked #15 in the nation by ESPN, #18 by, #24 by, and #13 in’s composite rankings.

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  1. Yee haw!!! It’s a good time to be a Hokie. Well worth financially supporting this outstanding recruiting performance.

  2. Ummm, let’s see, three different coaches at VT sign top 20 talent. We’re not talking ’bout real estate.

  3. With so many top players going one and done, what is coach Williams’ history of retaining top players for several years?

    1. Darn good question … I passed it on to Chris Coleman as a Friday Q&A question. Look for him to answer it this week. Thanks!

  4. The future seems so bright I may not be able to take off my cheap sunglasses.

  5. Game on …….. Buzzketball is going to be very very good my fellow Hokies!

    Ut Prosim

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