While this may be Zach LeDay's last year as a Hokie, it won't be the last year a LeDay is on the basketball squad. Zach announced that his younger brother, Seth LeDay, would join the Hokies for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, Seth will have to sit out a year so the two brothers won't be able to take the floor at the same time as Hokies. Seth is a JUCO transfer from Northwest Mississippi Community College, and hopes to find similar success in Blacksburg that his older brother is currently enjoying.
Zach LeDay! (@ZachLeDay32) May 18, 2016
The text portion of the tweet is cut off, but here is what it says:
"A lot of y'all that know me know that where I went my lil bro was always gone be with me, my senior year of high school he was 5'11" and I was steady trying to keep him on the right path now almost 3 years later he's 6'8" and one of the top players in Junior College Available and it's a honor for him to out of nowhere he's decided to come up to Virginia Tech and join me, though he will have to sit out this season because credits transferring over it will be a complete BLESSING to be on the SAME TEAM as my lil brother again for my last year and to watch him progress in the future as I move on to my next chapters! Glory to God I am THANKFUL&VERYBLESSED ."
Although Zach says his brother at 6-8, Seth is currently listed at 6-7 on his Northwest Mississippi bio. This past season, the younger LeDay averaged 18.5 PPG to go with 8 RPG while shooting 58% from the field. He consistently got to the free throw line, shooting over 8 FTs per contest. Those are some solid numbers which is what you want to see out of a JUCO transfer. Seth will likely provide a similar impact to Zach. They're both around 6-7/6-8 which is sort of a "tweener" height between the 3 and 4 spots. Zach was able to fill that role nicely this past year (including playing some Center), and with a year of seasoning and getting acclimated to the speed of play in the ACC, Seth could very well follow in Zach's footsteps. It would be more than awesome if Seth shows any of Zach's intangibles and heart on the court as well.
Obviously, we can't forget he was a JUCO commit for a reason. He probably won't be a guy that comes out of nowhere to average over 14 points and 8 boards, even though that's exactly what Zach did. The Hokies should be deep enough in the frontcourt in 2017 so that Seth can at least focus be a solid role player before being asked to contribute big minutes.
The Fuller name has been a symbol for the success of Virginia Tech football in this millennium, and hopefully the LeDay name will be a symbol of the success for the Hokies' basketball program under Buzz Williams.