Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball program is on the board in a big way in terms of class of 2017 commitments.
Hokies head coach Buzz Williams tweeted: “#gotBETTER”
Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, TN) shooting guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, a 4-star prospect according to Scout, 247Sports and Rivals, announced this evening that he will attend Virginia Tech. The Toronto native chose the Hokies over numerous high-major offers, including Auburn, Baylor, Cincinnati, Illinois, Maryland and Southern Cal, among others.
Alexander-Walker took an official visit to Maryland last weekend. He then traveled to Blacksburg for a Virginia Tech official this week.
Scout.com ranks the 6’5″, 180-pound junior as the no. 74 overall player in the nation in the class of 2017, while 247Sports has him as the no. 78 overall prospect and the no. 16 shooting guard in his class. As a junior this past season, he helped Hamilton Heights to a 27-3 overall record and a National Association of Christian Athletes national championship. In the title game victory, Alexander-Walker scored 13 points, dished out five assists, pulled down four boards and had three steals.
Alexander-Walker plays for Canada Elite on the Under Armour Grassroots AAU circuit. Through eight games the future Hokie is averaging 15.1 points — including a high of 23 points in his most recent outing — and 4.5 rebounds per game.
As the roster stands currently, the projected scholarship breakdown for Virginia Tech in the 2017/2018 season now looks like this…
SENIORS: Justin Bibbs (G), Ty Outlaw (G/F)
JUNIORS: Kerry Blackshear (F), Chris Clarke (G/F), Ahmed Hill (G), Justin Robinson (G)
SOPHOMORES: Khadim Sy (C)
FRESHMEN: Nickeil Alexander-Walker (G)
Check out highlights of the newest Hokie below, courtesy of Courtside Films.