Virginia Tech Announces Pair of 2020 Top 100 Basketball Signees

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomas1996 | Nov 18, 2019
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After putting together a strong four-man 2019 class after just a couple months in Blacksburg, Mike Young announced the first two signees for the Hokies' 2020 class in four-star guards Joe Bamisile and Darius Maddox.

Bamisile and Maddox give the Hokies a top 35 recruiting class on their own, an impressive feat for a two-man class. However, this class seems likely to grow in the future with it being likely that the Hokies add a frontcourt player or two in the coming months.

The pair of guards gives VT a pair of consensus top 100 recruits for the first time since the Hokies signed Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Wabissa Bede in their 2017 class.

Both are talented scorers who you could imagine pairing in Virginia Tech's backcourt for years to come while adding more depth immediately to a talented young group that already has a veteran in Wabissa Bede to go with Isaiah Wilkins and freshmen Nahiem Alleyne, Jalen Cone, and Hunter Cattoor.

Here's what Mike Young had to say about each of his new commits (per VT press release).

On Joe Bamisile:

"Joe is a tremendous fit for our university and our system," Young said. "He can really shoot the ball and brings ACC-caliber athleticism from Day 1. But what attracted us the most is his ability to make plays for both himself and others. We are excited to add Joe to our program and is a welcome addition from inside the Commonwealth. We are excited to see Joe flourish at Virginia Tech!"

On Darius Maddox:

"Darius possesses the size, speed, scoring ability and IQ of what we are looking for in our system," Young said. "He has played for two tremendous programs in St. John's College High School and in-state power Oak Hill Academy. He has done a tremendous job preparing himself for major college basketball. Darius comes from a great family and is a young man who wants to win, and we love that. We are excited to have him here as a Hokie!"