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Virginia Tech basketball: A pair of former Hokies connect for game-winner in the EuroLeague

Malcolm Delaney and Zach LeDay represent two different eras of Virginia Tech basketball.

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Former Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney
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Malcolm Delaney arrived at Virginia Tech in 2007 when Seth Greenberg still roamed the sidelines for the Hokies. Over his four years in Blacksburg, Delaney would become a two-time All-ACC guard as one of the better scoring guards in all of college basketball.

Zach LeDay arrived in Blacksburg in 2015 as a transfer from South Florida. LeDay would play two years for the Hokies and was a key performer for former head coach Buzz Williams in his quest to turn the program around. LeDay was arguably Tech’s top player in 2016-17 when the Hokies returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade.

Both players would go on to enjoy successful professional careers overseas. Delaney would also spend two years with the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA. However, after his time with the Hawks ended in 2018, Delaney once again left the United States to continue his basketball career abroad.

Now, the former Hokies are teammates with Olimpia Milano in the EuroLeague.

And, earlier this week Delaney and LeDay connected for a memorable finish that had Hokie Twitter buzzing.

With just one second remaining and Milano down one point, Delaney threw a perfect inbounds pass to LeDay at the bucket and LeDay caught it cleanly and scored to give Milano a thrilling win.

Pandemonium ensued.

It was cool to see two former Hokies, who are great dudes and players, still creating big-time moments on the hardwood.