Official Visit Sold Basketball Recruit Johnny Hamilton On Virginia Tech

In 2013, Johnny Hamilton left his home country of Trinidad to attend Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas. In two years at Jacksonville CC, Hamilton, who first started playing organized basketball when he was 16 years old, developed into a high major prospect who will now take his talents to the ACC.

Earlier this evening, Hamilton signed an official letter of intent with Virginia Tech.

“I feel great,” Hamilton said. “I feel I’ve worked hard enough to be there. From where I came from, it’s not easy to make it out there. [Jacksonville CC head coach Jody] Bailey gave me the confidence to get here. I’m thankful to him and to the Jacksonville team.”

Alabama, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Houston, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, SMU, Tennessee, Tulsa, Washington State and Wichita State were interested in Hamilton as well, but Virginia Tech only needed one visit to close the deal.