Forward Makes ACC His Home

The Virginia Tech Hokies struck again. This time they went down into the state of Georgia to procure a commitment from a big man.

Terrence Vinson, a power forward out of Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes, committed to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies after visiting UT-Chattanooga and Georgia State while canceling a schedule trip to Tulane.

"They're going to get a big 6-foot-9 kid with tremendous athleticism," Jacksonville Lee Bulls coach David Jones said. "Right away they'll get a kid who can help them defensively and on the boards. In a year or two he can help them offensively."

Last season at Lowndes, Vinson averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Tech made a serious push for him late that helped them slide past a host of interested schools.

"It was tough because Tennessee-Chattanooga was making a strong push for him but he just felt that playing in the ACC, getting to go against tough competition night in and night out would only help develop his game more."

Vinson is a long, athletic player who was a standout performer for Jones and the Bulls during the spring and summer AAU seasons.

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