Ty Outlaw, Ahmed Hill Both Medically Cleared

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Ty Outlaw (blue shirt) has finally been medically cleared to play for Virginia Tech

In a huge day of good news for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball program, wings Ty Outlaw and Ahmed Hill have both been medically cleared to resume basketball activities.

The news for both players was announced on Twitter by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

It can’t be understated what great news this is for the Virginia Tech basketball team. A program that won 20 games, finished 7th in the 15-team ACC, and advanced to the second round of the NIT in 2015-16 without those two players will now have their services for the 2016-17 season (assuming they remain healthy between now and the start of the season).

Ahmed Hill
Ahmed Hill

Ty Outlaw, a 6-6, 215-pound guard/forward who last played at Lee College in Baytown, Texas in 2014-15, averaged 21.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and was 12th in NJCAA in scoring. He shot 50% from the field, 75% from the free throw line, and hit 43.5% of his three-pointers. He is expected to bring a significant boost to the Hokies’ outside shooting.

Ahmed Hill, a 6-5, 195-pound guard played for the Hokies in 33 games as a freshman in 2014-15, starting 30. He averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, but was forced to sit out the 2015-16 season after suffering an offseason knee injury. HIll is often described as a “Buzz Williams guy” with a high level of effort and defensive tenacity.

Ty Outlaw and Ahmed Hill Bolster Hokies’ Roster

The Hokies’ roster next year now projects as:

Zach LeDay (r-Sr.)
Seth Allen (r-Sr.)
Devin Wilson (Sr.) (on football scholarship)
Johnny Hamilton (Sr.)
Ty Outlaw (r-Jr.)
Seth LeDay (Jr.)*
Justin Bibbs (Jr.)
Ahmed Hill (r-So.)
Chris Clarke (So.)
Justin Robinson (So.)
Kerry Blackshear (So.)
Khadim Sy (Fr.)
Tyrie Jackson (Fr.)
* ineligible to play after transferring; will sit out the season

The return of Hill and Outlaw will help the Hokies compensate for the loss at the wing position of Jalen Hudson, who transferred out to Florida after the end of the season.

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  1. Wouldn’t it be more accurate to list Devin Wilson as a R-Jr since he will have 2 years of eligibility? The second year is automatic since this is only his 4th year in college and ha “sat out” his first year (and second and third as well).

  2. Sorry I can’t help but be cautious. Hoping for the best, cringing thinking about the worst. It’s VT BB strange and normally bad things happen…

  3. It’s the offseason, we just got basketball injury news, and it’s…. good? Well that just doesn’t make sense.

    1. I have the same question. How in shape are these guys and realistically how long until they are game ready? That is a long time to be inactive if they have not been participating in practices or games at all.

      1. Tipoff isn’t for 5 months with boot camp in the intervening time. They should be in shape by then.

  4. First time ever I think I can honestly say I’m just as amped for basketball season to get going as I am football, and that’s saying a lot because I’m pretty dang pumped for some Hokie football!! Queue the Jefferson’s theme music…

  5. This by far is the best Tech news in a long time. Loving those guys and having them back on the floor doing their thing in the world of Hokie basketball!!!!!

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