Virginia Tech Continues Strong Backcourt Recruiting

Joe Bamisile, Virginia Tech
Joe Bamisile is Mike Young’s prized recruit in the 2020 class. (@rexjoee_)

Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young drew acclaim with his ability to beat out programs like Tennessee and Texas A&M for top 100 guard Jalen Cone, despite getting a late start.  He continued his momentum into the class of 2020 by signing guards Joe Bamisile and Darius Maddox.

Bamisile is about 195 pounds, and he’s listed at either 6-4 or 6-5, depending on whom you ask.  Here are his national rankings…

Rivals: 4-star, No. 61 overall
ESPN: 4-star, No. 64 overall
247: 4-star, No. 82 overall

Bamisile was the leading scorer in Richmond last season at Monacan High School, and he shined this past summer against top college prospects at the NBA Camp in Charlottesville.  He was originally committed to Northwestern, and he also held offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Miami and West Virginia.

Tim Pearrell of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Bamisile will miss his senior season of high school with knee surgery (pay link).

Maddox, listed around 6-4, 180, is also a top-100 recruit.

Rivals: 4-star, No. 92 overall
ESPN: 4-star, No. 94 overall
247: 4-star, No. 93 overall

Maddox chose the Hokies over Cincinnati, Creighton, Georgetown, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Seton Hall, and a few others.

Both players are considered to be shooting guards by the recruiting services, though some feel that Bamisile’s best fit in Mike Young’s system would be at point guard. 

This is a good backcourt class for Mike Young, and he’ll be looking to add to this class in the spring.  Let’s talk about what we could expect in the spring, as well as the future of recruiting bigs at Virginia Tech.

Darius Maddox, Virginia Tech
Darius Maddox is a top 100 guard. (Stephanie Maddox)

2020: What To Expect From Virginia Tech In The Spring

Here is what Virginia Tech’s 2020-21 scholarship roster is projected to look like at this point…

G Wabissa Bede, Sr.
F PJ Horne, Sr.
F Keve Aluma, r-Jr.
G Isaiah Wilkins, Jr.
G Jonathan Kabongo, Jr./r-So.
G/F Landers Nolley, r-So.
G Tyrece Radford, r-So.
G Hunter Cattoor, So.
G Jalen Cone, So.
G Nahiem Alleyne, So.
F John Ojiako, So.
G Joe Bamisile, Fr.
G Darius Maddox, Fr.

That’s 13 players, and the NCAA limit is 13.  Technically speaking, the Hokies don’t have any room remaining