Nickeil Alexander-Walker announced his commitment to Virginia Tech on Thursday.
— Buzz Williams (@TeamCoachBuzz) May 5, 2016
Great day to be a Hokie!!!!!!!
— Nickeil Alexander (@TheReal_NAW1) May 5, 2016
The 6'5", 175 pound Ontario native is the Hokies' first verbal for the 2017 men's basketball recruiting cycle.
Alexander-Walker picked the Hokies over offers from Maryland and Southern Cal. In the past week, he made official visits to the Terrapins and then Hokies. According to HoopSeen.com, Tech assistant Jamie McNeilly played a prominent role in Alexander-Walker's recruitment.
"I have a very good relationship with Coach Jamie (McNeilly) and he will play a big role in my decision," Alexander-Walker told HoopSeen.com. "Coach Buzz (Williams) is a very animated person which is great to be around."
Alexander-Walker played his sophomore season at St. Louis Christian Academy (Mo.) before transferring to Tennessee's Hamilton Heights Christian Academy prior to his junior year. The highly-touted shooting guard is rated a 4-star by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. All three services list him as a top-100 recruit nationally.