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Virginia Tech guard undergoes surgery for patellar tear

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Virginia Tech announced this week that Ahmed Hill will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his leg.

Hill suffered a partial tear of the patellar tendon in his left leg earlier this month during a workout. The surgery was deemed successful, although the Hokies were not specific about the amount of time that Hill will miss. We are roughly seven weeks out from the start of practice and three months from the beginning of the regular season on November 13th.

Hill, a sophomore, played 33 games for Virginia Tech last season, averaging 8.7 points and 3.3 boards.

He originally committed to head coach Buzz Williams when Williams was at Marquette.

Concussion rules out Isaiah Briscoe for FIBA U19 World Championships

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Thursday night it was reported that Kentucky signee Isaiah Briscoe suffered a head injury, thus putting his status for the United States U19 team’s trip to Crete for the FIBA U19 World Championships into doubt. Friday morning USA Basketball announced that Briscoe will not be making the trip as a result of that injury.

Briscoe will be replaced on the roster by Virginia Tech rising sophomore guard Justin Bibbs, who was one of the final four players cut from the squad Monday evening.

“I feel very bad for Isaiah. He had a tremendous attitude and was one of our overall best players and one of our leaders of the team,” U19 and Arizona head coach Sean Miller said in the release.  “It is very, very unfortunate to see him get injured in what was really a two-on-two drill. But the good news is I know he’ll recover and be fine; the bad news is he won’t be able to play on our team.”

The 6-foot-5 Bibbs averaged 11.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in his debut season at Virginia Tech, ranking second on the team in scoring. With Briscoe out of the rotation, the United States can call upon Villanova signee Jalen Brunson and Oklahoma State signee Jawun Evans at the point.

Virginia Tech adds junior college wing

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Virginia Tech lost a player last week when Malik Mueller decided to transfer. They quickly replaced the junior’s spot with a commitment from the junior college ranks as the Hokies added Tyrone Outlaw from Lee College, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Outlaw played for UNC-Greensboro as a freshman and averaged 14.6 minutes per game. Outlaw transferred to Lee to seek out more consistent playing team while improving his recruiting stock and he averaged 21.8 points per game last season as a sophomore.

He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining and replace some of the perimeter punch that Mueller contributed. Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams had plenty of success recruiting the junior college ranks at Marquette and he’s already taken three junior college players with the Hokies.