But Cordell Pemsl will not be back at Tech.
INDIANAPOLIS – Despite the sting of Friday’s overtime loss to Florida in the first round, Virginia Tech sophomore guard Nahiem Alleyne said he plans to keep watching the rest of the NCAA basketball tournament.
"An enormous amount of pride that we have the Hokies here in this great tournament in Year 2," Mike Young said.
Mike Young expects to have all of his players available except for injured guard Jalen Cone,
"We've had the opportunity to have the majority of our team on the floor," Young said.
Young, in his second season at Tech, led the Hokies to the No. 3 seed in this week’s ACC tournament in Greensboro.
A double bye in the ACC Tournament assured, Tech's next game would not be until March 11.
"It's nice to have everyone back in uniform and participating," Mike Young said.
Tech's COVID-19 issues have resulted in a second postponement.
Hunter Cattoor made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Having just been beaten soundly by Syracuse on Saturday, and with a game against Virginia coming up this weekend, Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young found himself tuning in for UVA’s win over Syracuse on Monday night.
Keve Aluma and Jalen Cone combined for two baskets.
This is not the first time that Virginia Tech athletes have knelt during the anthem.
Tech is "not going to get too fired up" about being ranked, said Mike Young.
"I hold out hope that it’s going to be a fulfilling and rewarding year for all of us. But boy is it going to be different, and we all know it.”
As uncertainty continues to swirl around what exactly college basketball season could look like this year, ACC coaches proposed an idea that, though unconventional, would cut straight to the point.
“I’ve never had a problem with and will never have a problem with two point guards on the floor at the same time. What’s the matter with that?”
BLACKSBURG – Mike Young thought he was getting a steal when he recruited Hunter Cattoor, a three-star prospect, to Wofford. When Young made the jump to Virginia Tech, his opinion of the 6-foot-3, 205-pound shooting guard from Orlando didn’t change.
BLACKSBURG – As we walked into the press room at Cassell Coliseum following his team’s 70-58 win over Clemson, coach Mike Young began greeting media members, one by one, first name, by first name.
After seeing his Virginia Tech basketball team play a “lethargic” game in a road loss to Boston College on Saturday, coach Mike Young scoffed at the notion his players might have been simply fatigued following their double-overtime home win over North Carolina three days earlier.
BLACKSBURG – Tyrece Radford didn’t make the biggest first impression on Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young, but he is making a lasting impression.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Sitting in front of the media in Charlotte back in October, new Virginia Tech coach Mike Young announced that he wasn’t one for setting win total or postseason advancement goals for his program.
As he got to know his roster, new Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young used the most basic approach to determine which players would have the green light to shoot longer 3-pointers in games and which would not.