Catching Up With Malik Mueller

Erick Green’s departure leaves a gaping hole at point guard for Virginia Tech next season.  The newest candidate to help fill the void is Malik Mueller , who verbally committed to the Hokies on Valentine’s Day and will be a true freshman this coming season.

“Due to the fact that Erick Green is leaving, I just expect to earn some more playing time and with that to help the team more,” Mueller wrote in an e-mail interview.  “And I expect to be ready from the first game I step on the court.  I want to be ready from day one. Right now I would say there is still a lot to do (especially in the athletic section), but as soon I get this done I am going to be ready.  Mentally, I am already ready to play for the Hokies.”

Other point guard options for the Hokies next season include 6’1″, 170-pound rising junior Marquis Rankin, 6’4″, 185-pound incoming freshman Donte Clark , and possibly 6’1″, 170-pound sophomore transfer Adam Smith.  At 6’3″, 230 pounds (Mueller says he is 6’4″ in shoes), Mueller presents a bigger, more physical option at the point.

“I would say I’ve got the right mixture between being a point guard who can set up the team in offense and lead, and I can and want to be a good scorer for my team,” Mueller wrote.