Virginia Tech men’s basketball announced on Monday that forward Ty Outlaw has been granted a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA, making him eligible for the 2018-19 season.
Outlaw has dealt with injuries since arriving at Virginia Tech. After transferring from JUCO school Lee College, he sat out the entire 2015-2016 season due to a heart condition. Outlaw was cleared to play the following year, scoring 10 points six or more times down the stretch after Chris Clarke was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Outlaw started the final nine games for Virginia Tech in 2016-17 and seem poised to play a big role last season.
However, Outlaw would tear his ACL in July 2017 and would miss all of last season. He was practicing for part of last season while rehabbing and should be a full-go for Virginia Tech at the start of fall camp for the Hokies.
Having Outlaw bolsters an already strong roster for Virginia Tech. The Hokies lose both Justin Bibbs and Devin Wilson, but all other players are eligible to return. Justin Robinson, Chris Clarke and Ahmed Hill all enter their final seasons, while Kerry Blackshear, PJ Horne, Khadim Sy and Outlaw should give Virginia Tech their deepest frontcourt since Buzz Williams’ arrival in Blacksburg.