Here’s a quick update on Virginia Tech’s basketball roster based on commitments from Ahmed Hill and Satchel Pierce.
We’ll go position by position and examine Tech’s depth at each spot. The Hokies are in good shape in certain places, but they are in need of an upgrade at others. We’ve heard that Buzz Williams wants to bring in a power forward for sure, and he also wants a point guard if he can find the right guy.
Devin Wilson (So.)
Malik Mueller (r-Fr.)
Here’s a Tweet from Rev.Zeke Vodka from yesterday…
Hearing that Tech is pretty locked in to finding best point guard they can,whether unsigned, decommitted, transfer or Juco
— KipTJam (@KipTJam) April 23, 2014
Williams had an opportunity to evaluate his returning players in workouts after he was hired, and if he badly wants to take a point guard this year, then that means he feels like he needs a talent upgrade at that spot. Not necessarily with Devin Wilson, but perhaps the depth at that position.
Right now Wilson is returning as Tech’s starter, and he had a good freshman season. Malik Mueller redshirted last season, and he currently is expected to play behind Wilson next season. Incoming freshman Jalen Hudson could serve as the #3 point guard in a pinch, though he’s better suited for the 2-guard spot. Adam Smith could also run the point, though that’s not his natural position at all.
So, who are the options at point guard for Buzz Williams?
Devonte Graham: Graham committed early to Appalachian State, but he got out of his LOI due to a coaching change. He has jumped up the rankings to the #36 player in the country per Rivals. He is originally from Raleigh, and he recently named a top five (in no particular order) of Kansas, NC State, Providence, UVA and Virginia Tech. He has already visited Kansas and NC State, and he will visit UVA this weekend. Tech could have a shot if he decides to visit.
Larry Austin: Austin recently got out of his LOI at Tennessee after their coaching change. He originally held offers from Memphis, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Missouri, Wake Forest and others. He hasn’t released a new list of his favorite...
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