Virginia Tech fans should be thrilled with Archie Miller's assessment of Ben Hammond

Ben Hammond got rave reviews from Rhode Island coach Archie Miller.
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Monday afternoon, Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young got some of the best news he's received this offseason. After a mass exodus from Blacksburg, the veteran coach has had to hit the transfer portal hard to build a roster for the 2024-25 season. With three scholarships still available, Young is using one for a four-star in-state recruit.

Ben Hammond from Fairfax, Virginia, visited Blacksburg Sunday and Monday, he committed to the Hokies and Young over Tennessee. The Class of 2024 point guard will step in right away next winter and make a huge impact. He previously committed to the University of Rhode Island and here is what Rams' coach Archie Miller said shortly after he committed.

"Ben Hammond was the point guard for one of the most powerful high school programs in the country in Paul VI. He plays for Glen Farello, who has produced more than 80 Division I players and a handful of guys who have played in the NBA. It's program that regularly produces high-level, productive players, and Ben has been at the wheel. We are getting a championship-caliber player who is dynamic on both ends of the floor."

URI coach Archie Miller

The departure of Sean Pedulla left the Hokies without a point guard with Brandon Rechsteiner returning who played some as a freshman in 2023-24. Virginia Tech got a commitment from Hysier Miller of Temple and Hammond, who de-committed from URI in April, will split some time with him.

There are still two scholarships available for the upcoming season for Young, but Hammond is a massive pickup at this point in the offseason. Archie Miller has recruited some of the top prospects in the country at his various stops in college basketball, so he has seen it all and his assessment should have Virginia Tech fans excited for what the future holds with Hammond.