March 8, 2012; Atlanta, GA USA; The Virginia Tech Hokies mascot on the court during the second half of the game against the Clemson Tigers in the first round of the 2012 ACC Men

Virginia Tech Basketball: Ben Emelogu commits

2013 shooting guard Ben Emelogu became the Virginia Tech Hokies fourth commitment in the 2013 class yesterday, and the three-star South Grande Prairie standout has been under the radar for quite some time. One of the top 30 recruits in the state of Texas in the class, Emelogu has a good mix of size and athleticism at 6’5″, 190 pounds.

Marquette, Washington, and TCU were the other three major offers that he received. Albany, TX Arlington, Weber State, and TAMU Corpus Christi also offered the Dallas Mustangs SG.

James Johnson continues to do an excellent job in building a strong 2013 class, as he just added a two-star center in Maurice Kirby (Flagstaff, Arizona) two days ago. Three-star center Trevor Thompson and four-star in-state shooting guard Donte Clark are the two headliners for Johnson.

Emelogu is a terrific shooter from beyond the arc and gives VT their second shooting guard commit in this class. He committed on an official trip to the schools yesterday (right as the already-committed Kirby was leaving his), and his commitment makes an already sweet day for Hokies fans even sweeter. Coach Johnson needs to get a lot of credit for reeling in some solid recruits in this class, and Emelogu is arguably the most underrated prospect in the Midlands. The Huskies and Golden Eagles have a great eye for talent, so the fact that both Buzz Williams and Lorenzo Romar offered him helps show Emelogu’s skills.

That kind of goes back to Johnson as well, because he was able to get this three-star guard over those two top programs as well as a key in-state team in TCU that has landed two three-star prospects and a big four-star one in center Karviar Sheperd in this 2013 class.

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