Hokies Land Another Top ’07 Recruit!

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Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg continues to roll on in the 2007 recruiting class. This past weekend, the Hokies head coach scored a verbal commitment from Malcolm Delaney , a 6-3, 170-pound combo guard out of Towson Catholic (Baltimore, MD). Greenberg, who now has four commits for the 2007 class, was a major reason why Delaney committed.

“I knew I was going to commit before this weekend,” said Delaney, who made an official visit to Tech this past weekend. “It was already a done deal. I just needed to see the campus, so that was the final piece of the puzzle.

“The reason I knew it was a done deal was because of my relationship with the coaches and the opportunity. A lot of schools were recruiting me, but, with Virginia Tech, the head coach was involved the whole time.”

Delaney is rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and a 3-star recruit by Scout.com. An outstanding shooter, he racked up 19 points per game (and added four assists per game as well) last season as a junior for head coach Josh Pratt.

“[Malcolm] can really shoot it,” Pratt said last week. “Sometimes I ask him to penetrate and distribute more and that takes away from his shooting, but he can shoot it.”

Delaney is being recruited by Tech as a combo guard.

“They have a point guard now,” Delaney said. “Nigel Munson is a freshman now, so he’ll be a sophomore when I get there. I’ll be a shooting guard, but whenever I get the ball I can push it if they need me to.”

Delaney is the fourth commitment of Tech’s 2007 recruiting class. He joins four-star PF Jeff Allen, four-star PF/C Gus Gilchrist and three-star SG/SF Terrell Bell.

This is a class the Towson Catholic star feels is underrated.

“They all seem like good guys,” Delaney said of this year’s class. “I think this is the most underrated class in 2007. We have some good players who will make things happen.”

Official visit…

Delaney enjoyed his official visit experience.

“I had a good time,” Delaney said. “I got along with mostly everybody. I was with Deron Washington the most because he was my host. I enjoyed hanging out with the coaches and the players.”