Virginia Tech added verbal commitment #2 for the 2006 men’s basketball recruiting class today, when 6-8, 215-pound Franklin County High School (Rocky Mount, VA) forward Lewis Witcher chose the Hokies.
“I have committed,” Witcher confirmed. “I chose Virginia Tech probably because they have been recruiting me for a long time. They showed support for me and I really liked that. I’ve enjoyed their coaching staff, too.”
As a junior, Witcher averaged 17.3 points and 11 rebounds per game. Although he plays center in high school, he says Virginia Tech “says I’ll probably play small forward, maybe even power forward. I’ll probably be like a combo forward.”
Witcher currently plays on the AAU circuit for Boo Williams, one of the top AAU squads in the country. A big-time competitor, Witcher has not been intimidated in the least playing against the country’s best.
“Every time I go out there, I know that even though they’re ranked that I can play with them,” Witcher said. “I know I can play with them if I just play my game.”
And Witcher has a good game. A 3-star prospect by Scout.com, Witcher has a nice mid-range jump shot and a nice touch inside. He’s aggressive and attacks the boards.
With Witcher’s commitment, Virginia Tech has no more scholarships remaining for the 2006 recruiting class barring any attrition. Witcher joins DeMatha Catholic point guard Nigel Munson in VT’s 2006 class.
Family happy with decision…
Proximity to home is another big reason why Witcher decided on Virginia Tech. His father is certainly happy with the decision.
“I’m very excited,” Witcher’s father said. “I’m glad he made the choice. It helps us to be able to go to all of his games. I’ve been to pretty much all of his games. I may have missed one game since he started playing basketball.”