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Hokies Land 2024 PG Ben Hammond

By Kyle Beene | May 06
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2024 PG Ben Hammond Commits to Virginia Tech

Today, Virginia Tech picked up 3-star Ben Hammond, a 2024 recruit out of Paul VI in Chantilly, Virginia.

Hammond had previously committed to Rhode Island in June of 2023, signing a letter of intent in November. On April 16, 2024, Hammond de-committed from the Rams, choosing Virginia Tech over his other offers like the College of Charleston, Fairfield, Fordham, George Mason, Mount St. Mary's, NJIT, Tennessee, Towson, and Radford. 

The 5'11 PG ranks 8th in VA by On3, and 23rd nationally at the PG position by 247Sports Composite rankings. The floor general was named to the 2024 VISAA Division I All-State First Team, and the 2023 Second Team.

Hammond's strengths come from being a well-rounded guard with elite decision-making. He runs the floor and knows when/where to feed his teammates, a coach's dream. When the team needs it, he can just as easily score the ball too. Crafty, quick, and agile, he's good in the lane and can shoot from the outside as well. Defensively, his hands are top-notch, averaging 3.4 steals. Hammond will be a nice add to Tech's perimeter, boosting both the offensive and defensive ceiling of the Hokies. 

Playing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, he should handle the jump to Division I well. PVI constantly faces off with the top high school talent in the country. Hammond is simply a winner, earning the spot as their winningest player ever after a fourth consecutive VISAA Division I State Championship in March. 

Paul VI had an incredibly successful 2023-24 season with Hammond at the point, finishing the year as the top high school team in the country on MaxPreps. The Panthers won their fourth straight state championship, closing the year with a 35-3 record. Major wins over top teams like #3 Link Academy, #6 IMG Academy, #13 McEachern, #18 Myers Park, #23 Gonzaga, and #25 St. John Bosco contributed to their seeding as the top squad (MaxPreps).

Me Ronnie

Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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