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Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies pick up big commitment

Virginia Tech finally gets a big man

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Virginia Tech coach Mike Young picks up a big commitment
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The Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a big commitment on Thursday afternoon when three-star forward David N’Guessan pledged to the Hokies.

N’Guessan, a 6-foot-8 forward from Baltimore, played his high school basketball at Mount Zion Prep. A stretch four, N’Guessan is an excellent fit for head coach Mike Young’s offense. N’Guessan will need to add strength, but he is a strong shooter with a developing inside game.

N’Guessan first visited Blacksburg back in February and became even more important to the Hokies after Landers Nolley announced he was entering the transfer portal. As we all know, the Hokies had no size in 2019-20 and N’Guessan can see the floor as a true freshman next fall.

N’Guessan is the third commitment to Virginia Tech’s upcoming class. He joins a pair of four-star guards, Joe Bamisile and Darius Maddox, as newcomers to the Hokies this fall.

Outside of Nolley, the Hokies should return virtually everyone. Things can always happen, though, as players unexpectedly leave at all times now with the evolution of the transfer portal.

The Hokies will likely continue to the monitor the transfer portal, too.

N’Guessan is a player with a lot of upside. And he is the exact type of player that Young finds and develops into longtime contributors.