Nahiem Alleyne Verbally commits to the Hokies

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Boom!

Will reclass to 2019, great news!

How do we feel about this kid?

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

Solid, with a chance to be better. He's a 3 star guard that's played pretty well against good competition in the traveling circuits. 6'4 guard that can play both spots but is more of secondary guard. Shoots very well from outside.

He committed to VT, so he's a future All-American. That's how we feel about him. If he decommits later, he was overrated.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

arvin says he would have been a 4 star kid in 2020 ill take it

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." - Lee Corso

For a point of reference:

Jamon Gordon: 1380 points
Justin Robinson: 1383 points
Deron Washington: 1408 points
Justin Bibbs: 1457 points
Ahmed Hill: 1473 points
Erick Green: 1742 points
Zabian Dowdell: 1785 points
A.D. Vassallo: 1822 points
Malcolm Delaney: 2255 points

Damn, Malcolm Delaney was a beast.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Damn, Malcolm Delaney is a beast! FTFY

Point of reference for the older guys:
Del Curry: 2389
Ace Custis: 1706
Wally Lancaster: 1696
Bobby Beecher: 1548
Shawn Smith: 1440
Damon Watlington: 1224

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

...and Bimbo Coles had 2484.

We put the K in Kwality

And Dell's totals were WITHOUT three pointers. If they "re-calculated" his points based on the shots he already took, I 'll bet you would add several hundred more points. Then if you figure that (with a three point line in place) he would have likely TAKEN more shots from outside, 3000 points wouldn't have been out of reach!

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

Saw all those guys play, including Bimbo, but had forgotten Smitty. Don't know how, he was one of our favorites. Thanks for the reminder.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Wha' the hell?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Drinks like a fish................

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Oh......you know me?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

watlington plays in my slowbreak league dude can put up 40 anytime he wants.

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." - Lee Corso

D-Wat was also one of our faves. Hell, they all were. We used to really love VT basketball in those days.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

We had a guy who showed up occasionally on our softball team named Quinton Nottingham who played VT basketball back in the day. Twice, we were an outfielder short, and Quinton played left and center field. Nothing got by him. Nothing. We also had a couple of other former VT football players who'd occasionally show up like Sidney Snell and once Donald Wayne Snell (auto homers from them both) and a former football star, Mike Giaccalone who played regularly. Unreal the difference between decent players and "real" athletes, despite their sport of note.

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My roommate played on an intramural softball team with Bobby Beecher (nothing like a 6 ft 9 second baseman) and Bimbo Coles.(shortstop). Almost every hit by Bimbo was a double 'cause he would round first at full speed on a routine single and be halfway to second by the time the outfielder fielded the ball! Also their pitcher(whose name escapes me-sorry) would throw his first pitch with about a 10 foot arc. If that landed on the mat for a strike, the next pitch was either a 20 foot arc OR a knuckleball that you could swing at and miss three times before it hit. That team was a beast! For those who remember the Prairie Quad BEFORE they added three dorms next to the gym-they would practice with home plate being at the corner of the Prairie near War Memorial Gym and I saw multiple hits that bounced on the basketball court in front of Lee Hall!

From the 2018 VT-uva game-"This is when LEGENDS are made!"

Mike Giaccalone

Sounds like a character from jersey shore.

During the Dooley era, he was the all time leading VT receiver. During the Dooley era when a pass was still a VT rarity given Dooley's 3 yards and a cloud of dust offense. Mike hit some bumps in his road after VT, but was a solid contributor to VT football, and the best all round athlete I personally have had the pleasure to know socially. Of course, it would be impossible to forget him for me anyway. My left shoulder has been screwed up royally since a collision with him in the 90s after a pop up down the third base line, him being 3rd, me being catcher. He was my size, but when we collided, I felt like I'd been hit by a brick wall moving my way at 50 mph.

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i played high school ball for Shawn Good he used to show us tape and tell some stories about the NIT championship team. It was cool being a fan and hearing all that

"I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them." - Lee Corso

That was a fun team to watch. Goody was a great guy to talk to and like so many of the players from those years, hold a special place in the hearts of we here in the fish house who were fortunate to enjoy those years in the Cassell.

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Much happy! Many rejoice.

We put the K in Kwality

So based on a combination of prior play, recruiting rankings (Alleyne rated 88 by 247) & assuming Cone is a starter, best case (KBJ comes back, Aluma gets waiver):

Starters: Cone, Bede, Nolley, Aluma, KBJ
Bench: Alleyne, Bongo, Wilkins, Horne, Johnson
Redshirt: Cattoor
Walk-Ons: Radford, Palmer

Two scholarships left. In this scenario, would ideally love to see us snag two grad transfers: a 6'6"+ combo forward and another point guard so we could play Bede exclusively off ball. Would allow us to redshirt both Alleyne and Cattoor.

Aluma would have to sit a year pending hardship waiver, dunno if he has applied for one though.

Can't he get one since his coach left?

No, you're misunderstanding. The hardship only applies when you have to follow your coach to a new school.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

No no no, the hardship only applies when you are a QB and going to a blueblood institution.

Seems unlikely that Alleyne is going to redshirt after reclassifying to 2019.

Or that we would have the option of redshirting anyone with 9 eligible scholarship players on the roster.

I mean if KBJ comes back and Aluma gets a waiver, we'll have 11. If Drew Harris comes and Lawson doesn't transfer, we'll have 13.

likely that Cattoor won't redshirt; he isn't going to get any quicker or taller and is the best pure shooter on the roster. Cattoor, Kabongo, and Alleyne will probably be competing for minutes as the 4th, 5th, and 6th guards behind Cone, Bede, and Wilkins.

I think they'll add Ojiako. Hopefully they'll get KJ and/or Jones as well.

Based on recruiting valuation alone, Cattoor projects as a non-rotation player as a freshman. In the admittedly far-fetched best case scenario, we already have six guards ahead of him or seven if we land another grad transfer. I don't see the point of wasting a year of eligibility.

We'll see. Wilkins got 14 minutes per game last year. I think Cattoor is the same type of player and is more advanced coming out of HS.

Redshirt or not, I'm confident both of us want him to play well.

(fyi you fixed one Allen to Alleyne but not the other two Allens to Alleynes)

edit: now you fixed all the Allens but made them Allenyes and not Alleynes

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Radford is now on scholarship. Understand that leaves one for KBJ or an open spot if he doesn't return.

We put the K in Kwality

Great article, on 247. Seems like a prototypical "3 and D". They said he was planning on taking a prep year and would have been a 4 star after prep school:

Alleyne will come in at 6'4" and if he were an inch or two taller he would be the perfect small forward. At this point, he will likely fill a combo role between shooting guard and small forward but the Hokies lack depth there with only Isaiah Wilkins currently in that slot. Expect Alleyne to immediately come in and push for playing time with the potential to make a solid contribution his second season. Alleyne comes in rated as a .88 three-star and likely would have been a four-star after his prep season. The talent and potential are there and now it is about putting it together under new coach Mike Young.