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Virginia Tech lands Wright State star Grant Basile

By Ed Williams | May 04
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Via @GBasile00 on Twitter

Mike Young and the Hokies received a huge boost via the transfer portal, in the form of 6’9 forward Grant Basile. Basile joins the Hokies by way of Wright State, where he averaged 18.4 ppg and 8.5 reb.

Basile has all of the tools to be successful in the ACC, and specifically in Mike Young’s system. He can beat you inside on the block, and has shown the ability to shoot a high percentage from beyond the arc. He also lead the Horizon League in blocked shots, averaging 1.6 per game.

In an NCAA tournament loss to #1 seed Arizona, Basile poured in 21 points while shooting 40% from the field and 33.3% from 3.

Following the loss of Keve Aluma and David N’Guessan, Hokie fan should expect to see a lot of Basile early and often next season. Welcome to Blacksburg, Grant!

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After 3 years in Blacksburg, I graduated from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2019. Before transferring to VT, I played 1 year of lacrosse at another southwest VA school, Ferrum College. While I loved the D3 life, transferring to Virginia Tech was the best decision I've ever made. I loved every second of my 3 years and I wish it lasted longer.

You'll have a hard time finding a bigger VT Hoops fan than me. Watching the 2019 men’s basketball team make a run to the sweet 16 is by far my favorite VT sports memory, and I’m excited to watch Coach Mike Young get this program back to that level on a consistent basis.

Besides Virginia Tech athletics, I am a huge D.C. sports fan. The Nationals winning the 2019 World Series is my single favorite sports memory, and quite honestly will be very hard to beat. Hopefully a Virginia Tech football or basketball National Championship will give the Nats a run for their money in the near future.

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