Grant Basile And The Current Virginia Tech Scholarship Situation

Grant Basile Virginia Tech
Grant Basile is a great fit for the Virginia Tech offense. (@GBasile00)

I’m very happy that Mike Young has been able to add Grant Basile to the Virginia Tech basketball program. He was the main transfer that I had my eye on for a long time because I think he’s a perfect fit for what the offense has looked like over the last two seasons.

I know everybody wanted LSU transfer center Efton Reid because he was a 4-star recruit, he is from Richmond, and he has reached the magical length border of seven-feet. Don’t get me wrong, I would have been happy to have him, but I feel like Basile is a better fit for the Mike Young system, and he is the most like-for-like replacement for Keve Aluma that Young could have potentially found in the transfer portal.

Basile is 6-9, 225. He’s not quite as thick as Aluma, but they are the same height, and they share some similar skills. He averaged 18.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists for Wright State last season after averaging 15 points, 7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 2020-21.

Check out their career 3-point shooting numbers…