Excellent news for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team was reported today when it was revealed that both Ahmed Hill and Ty Outlaw were medically cleared to play during the upcoming season.
The information was revealed through two tweets from CBS Sports contributor, Jon Rothstein.
Virginia Tech's Ahmed Hill (patella) has been fully cleared for all basketball related activities, Buzz Williams told @CBSSports.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 6, 2016
Virginia Tech's Ty Outlaw (illness) has been fully cleared for all basketball activities, Buzz Williams told @CBSSports. DNP last year.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 6, 2016
The 6’5" Ahmed Hill played for the Hokies during the 2014-15 season and started 30 games. In those games he averaged 8.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Ty Outlaw, clocking in at 6’6", was a transfer from Lee College from Texas. During his time there he averaged 21.8 pts and 5 rebounds per game. Both players are expected to immediately contribute to the Hokies this season.
The Virginia Tech Hokies finished this past season seventh in the ACC standings with an overall record of 20-15 and 10-8 in conference. They earned key wins over the then No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers and the then No. 7 Miami-Florida Hurricanes. VT was invited to the NIT where they were able to defeat Princeton, 86-81, before barely falling to BYU, 77-80.