Keon Ambrose, a four star power forward from Toronto, Canada, has listed the Hokies in his top ten teams. Ambrose is listed at 6'8", weighing in at 200 pounds. Ambrose is a member of the 2020 recruiting class, ranked at number 80 according to 247 Sports. He attends Andrews Osborne Academy for high school, and played for the Canadian U-19 team this past year.
The Hokies have had success with Canadians in the past. The biggest example is Nickeil Alexander-Walker. The guard was a five star out of high school and is now a potential NBA star. Another Canadian on the roster this year is Jonathan Kabongo. Kabongo didn't check into the game much last year, but when he did, he was able to get a few points and assists. Before a season ending injury this offseason, Kabongo could've been a breakthrough player for the Hokies this year.
The nine other teams in Ambrose's top ten are Arkansas, Arizona St., Cal, Clemson, Dayton, Illinois, Florida, St. Louis, and VCU. Obviously Virginia Tech has a better basketball program that a lot of these schools. Ambrose has mentioned in the past that proximity to home and education would be a key factor in his decision. Dayton, Illinois have the advantage in that category. Tech is also a great school, but so are many of the other ones in this list. Only Virginia Tech and Clemson offer Keon Ambrose the best conference in the country, the ACC. Hopefully Mike Young can reel in another recruit from the four star pond.
Note: With the addition of Keon Ambrose, the Hokies would have the second ranked class in 2020, behind none other than UVA.