The Virginia Tech basketball season ended in disappointment last weekend with an NCAA Tournament loss to Alabama but the potential addition of transfer James Scott is already providing continued optimism for the program’s future.
According to a report from Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, Scott will visit from April 13-15. The prolific shooting guard scored 17.3 points per game for Kennesaw State in the Atlantic Sun.
At 6-foot-5, Scott would provide some scoring firepower and length on the wing for the Virginia Tech. That could be critical with Justin Bibbs graduating this year and and Ahmed Hill and Chris Clarke graduating on the wing the following year.
Scott can shoot it from distance and used his length to average 1.7 steals per game and, with two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a transfer year, he could be a big part of the Hokies rotation as early as fall 2019.
The Hokies finished the year at 21-12 after the opening-round loss in the tournament. However, coach Buzz Williams has the program trending in the right direction with three straight 20-win seasons and consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
Adding Scott as a transfer should provide added depth at worst and could provide another top scoring option for the program.
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