Late Tuesday night after the excitement of the ‘Reach for Excellence’ initiative, the Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball team received another boost as Camden Johnson announced his commitment to the Hokies. Camden would become the third player added to the upcoming 2021-22 class.
Thankful for the opportunity to continue my basketball and academic career at Virginia Tech. Extremely grateful for the gifts God has provided and the path He has set forth for me. Special thanks to all my coaches who helped me become the man I am today. @HokiesMBB #GoHokies pic.twitter.com/ZYqHqYttUU— Camden Johnson (@_CamdenJohnson) April 21, 2021
The 6’2”, 175-pound guard is from the greater Charlotte, NC area playing for Metrolina Christian Academy. He seems to have fallen off the radar of some of the popular basketball recruiting websites, but clearly Mike Young has found a hidden gem. Well played to the staff over at PhenomHoopReport who did a profile on this previously unsigned talent earlier this year. After two seasons with Coach Young we are all aware of his fine reputation for identifying not just great talents, but players who best fit his system.
The Hokies recruiting class for next season started with Sean Pedulla (guard), the #2 player from Oklahoma. Next came the news, which was broke by the Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball Twitter account, that forward Jalen Hayes had committed to the Hokies. At 6’8”, 215-pounds, Hayes brings balance and size to this year’s recruiting class following an extra year of preparation at Montverde Academy.
Camden Johnson’s addition means that Virginia Tech has likely used its last scholarship for the upcoming basketball season. However, with the uncertain status of Wabissa Bede and Keve Aluma, plus the ever-changing nature of the NCAA transfer portal, things will remain in flux.
There is plenty to look forward to for Hokie Nation between Mike Young continuing to build Virginia Tech into not only an ACC contender, but also an NCAA Tournament regular, plus the exciting renovations upcoming for Cassell Coliseum. You can read up on the full details of the ‘Reach for Excellence’ initiative here in Bryan’s article. And simply because these images are spectacular, here’s another look at the planned changes to the basketball arena on campus.