At roughly eight o’clock Wednesday morning, Montour (McKees Rocks, PA) senior point guard Devin Wilson signed a letter of intent with Virginia Tech. Wilson and guard Malik Mueller have been officially announced by Tech, which signed a total of six prospects in James Johnson’s first full recruiting class as head coach.
The Hokies’ pursuit of the Keystone State standout really began last month, but Wilson is a player at least one member of the Tech staff has been familiar with for much longer.
“Virginia Tech got on him late, probably around the beginning of the state playoffs, because they had a kid transferring and had a need for a guard,” Montour head coach Andy Kaufman said. “Actually, though, they had known about him a long time. Kurt Kanaskie had been recruiting him since his sophomore year of high school. I’ve known Coach Kanaskie for 15 years, so it’s not like they were unaware. They didn’t have a need until a transfer recently.”
Wilson averaged 17 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 4.2 steals per game this past season, helping Montour to a 26-5 overall record. He stands 6’4″ and weighs 185 pounds, which is a solid frame for a two or even a three on the college level. Virginia Tech, though, sees him as a “true point guard,” Wilson said.
“True point guard” is how Kaufman described his star player.
“He is a pure, true point guard,” Kaufman said. “He is a pass-first kid. He’s a legit 6’4″, and he has a good first step and good body control. He has excellent basketball IQ. He’s a very intelligent player. That’s a natural thing you really can’t coach, being able to anticipate things on the court. He’s a really, really special point guard. The thing I think the coaching staff there will really appreciate even more is that he’s a really great kid. You only have to ask him to do things once. He never puts himself in position to get in trouble.”
Wilson chose Tech over offers from George Mason and St. Joseph’s. Ultimately, the official visits made the difference.
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