WDBJ7 Web Staff
12:14 PM PDT, April 17, 2013
Two players signed national letters of intent to play basketball at Virginia Tech, according to head coach James Johnson.
According to a news release, Malik Meuller, a guard from Ehingen, Germany and Devin Wilson, a guard from McKees Rock, Pennsylvania, have signed to play for the Hokies in Fall 2013.
Mueller, is 6-feet-3 and 200 pounds. He joins the Hokies from Germany. He was the MVP at the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic International game in Madison Square Garden, where he scored 21 points. The game featured college standouts Anthony Bennett of UNLV, Kevin Pangos of Gonzaga, and Carmelo Betancourt of Akron that year. He also received the MVP title of the Arby’s Classic in Johnson City, Tennessee in December 2012, where he led his Urspring High School team to the title, averaging 8.9 points per game as a senior on a team playing an international schedule.
“I’m really excited about Malik joining the Hokie basketball family,” Johnson said. “He is a talented guard who has a mature game. At 6-3, 200 pounds, he is a strong, physical player who can score in different ways and his unselfishness allows him to create for his teammates. We are pleased to have him as a part of our basketball team.”
Wilson, at 6’4” and 185 pounds, is a senior at Montour High School in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania where he earned his first team All-State by the Associated Press. He was Player of the Year on the Pittsburg Post-Gazette’s All-Western Pennsylvania team and was named the Pittsburgh Area Player of the Year by thePittsburgh Tribune Review. Wilson led Montour to the WPIAL AAA title. He averaged 17.0 points per game as a senior.
Wilson is also considered to be a top football recruit, and he has received offers from numerous Division I schools. He played in a combined five WPIAL championship games in both football and basketball.
“Devin brings a lot of intangibles to our program,” Johnson said. “He is a winning player and has toughness. At 6-4, he brings good size and athletic ability at the guard position. Devin will add much-needed depth to our back court. We are pleased to add a player of this calibur and a proven winner to our program.”
Wilson and Mueller join guards Donte Clark (6-4, 180 lbs., Charlotte, N.C.) and Ben Emelogu (6-5, 200 lbs., Grand Prairie, Texas) and posts Maurice Kirby (6-9, 235 lbs., Chandler, Ariz.) and Trevor Thompson (6-11, 210 lbs., Indianapolis, Ind.) in the class of players entering Virginia Tech in the fall of 2013. Redshirt sophomore Adam Smith (6-1, 170 lbs.) will also become eligible this fall, after sitting out last season at Virginia Tech following his transfer from UNC Wilmington.
“I am extremely excited about this incoming freshman class, plus redshirt sophomore Adam Smith,” Johnson said. “This group addresses multiple needs for our team and our attacking style of play on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. This group has size, athleticism and basketball savvy at every position. It is a young group, but deep and talented.”