Virginia Tech gets huge in-state commitment from four-star point guard

Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young got a huge commitment from a four-star point guard from Virginia Monday.
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If there is one thing we have learned since the Virginia Tech men's basketball team was eliminated in the second round of the NIT Tournament by Ohio State, it's that there has been a huge overhaul happening in Blacksburg.

Since that loss, the Hokies and Mike Young have had to scramble in the transfer portal to try and fill out the roster for the 2024-25 season. Currently, Young has commitments from Ben Burnham from the College of Charleston, Hysier Miller from Temple, Rodney Brown from California, and Toibu Lawal from VCU. Monday afternoon, Young and his staff landed a four-star transfer from Virginia.

Four-star Ben Hammond commits to Virginia Tech

Sunday, four-star point guard Ben Hammond in the Class of 2024 from Fairfax, Virginia, had a visit to Virginia Tech and it was reported that his decision was going to come down to the Hokies and Tennessee, where he was supposed to visit, but will not after his visit to Young. One day after being in Blacksburg, Hammond committed to Virginia Tech.

The 5-foot-10 talented guards had a great 2023-24 season for Paul IV and had previously committed to the University of Rhode Island and requested a release from his NIL on April 16 and re-opened his recruiting and he heard from Butler, Penn State, Providence, VCU and more.

Hammond told 247Sports that during his visit to Virginia Tech, he loved the coaching staff and it felt like family. He also mentioned that playing at Virginia Tech would also allow his parents to attend as many games as possible.

This is a massive addition for Young and gives them a strong ball handler and a very good defender. One will be one of Mike Young's better recruiting pickups in a while.