Witcher Makes His Big Decision

The Timesland player of the year is off the board. Rocky Mount (Va.) Franklin County star Lewis Witcher decided over the weekend.

The Virginia Tech Hokies added DeMatha Catholic point guard Nigel Munson earlier in the month. Now, Munson has someone to throw the ball to inside.

Lewis Witcher, a 6-foot-8 power forward out of Franklin County, committed to the Hokies over weekend.

"Since I've been thinking about it real hard this week I thought Virginia Tech was the best place for me to go," Witcher said.

In the end, it was Tech over Wake Forest which had also offered. However, Virginia Tech had been there from the start and loyalty played a big factor in this one.

"They were the first school that offered," Witcher said of the Hokies. "They've been to a lot of my games this year. Coach Odom came down to a 6 a.m. practice and I really enjoyed that; coming down to see me that early was great.

"It's close to home and I always wanted to play in the ACC. They've been real loyal to me and I felt comfortable with them. It makes you think that they really want you."

Virginia Tech had to be encouraged by the spring Witcher is having for the Boo Williams team. He's been outstanding at scoring it around the bucket and has been productive for the squad.

"I think I've been playing pretty well," Witcher said. "I had a feeling that I would because I know that I could play with all these top players in the nation. I wanted to show everybody that I could."

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