Virginia Tech Hokies Men’s Basketball Team Of Past Decade

Virginia Tech Hokies Men’s Basketball Team Of Past Decade
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This has been a bit of a down period for Virginia Tech men’s basketball and for the team’s Virginia sports betting backers. The Hokies have zero NCAA Tournament appearances in the past two years and the program’s last March Madness win was five years ago when Tech reached the Sweet 16.

Still, with five Big Dance berths and those two wins in 2019, Virginia Tech has seen its share of success on the hardwood over the past decade. Many talented players have rolled through Blacksburg since 2014; those five NCAA Tournament appearances in that span represent a good chunk of the program’s 13 trips to the tourney in its history.

Between players with short stints at V-Tech – such as guard Tyrece Radford, who was in town for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons – and long-running Hokies such as Hunter Cattoor, several Hokies have stood out during their time in Blacksburg., your source for Virginia sportsbook promotions, used to develop the Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball team of the past decade, from 2014-15 to 2023-24. The players included had to have played for the Hokies during this time period. Our five starters (two guards, two forwards and a center) are here based on combination of PER (player efficiency rating) and Win Shares during those years with the team.

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Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball Team of Last Decade: 2014-2024

Position Player Tenure During Decade Combined PER & WS
Guard Tyrece Radford 2019-2021 30.6
Guard Hunter Cattoor 2019-2024 31.3
Forward Keve Aluma 2020-2022 35.5
Forward Zach LeDay 2015-2017 35.6
Center Kerry Blackshear Jr. 2015-2019 34.9

In the 2023-24 season, Cattoor was second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game as the Hokies finished 19-15 (10-10 in the ACC) and lost in the second round of the NIT. There is no wagering on in-state college teams permitted in the commonwealth so you can’t find futures odds on the Hokies at BetMGM Sportsbook Virginia. However, in neighboring North Carolina, the operator offers +15000 odds on Virginia Tech’s men to win the national title in the 2024-25 season.

Which Hokies Have Been The Best?

The top Hokie since 2014, according to, is Zach LeDay. The forward played two seasons in Blacksburg from 2015 to 2017, after transferring in from South Florida, and finished his Tech tenure with a total of 35.6 for career PER and WS totals combined.

Another forward, Keve Aluma, had 35.5 from 2020 to 2022 and center Kerry Blackshear Jr. finished his career with 34.9 between 2015 and 2019.

As for the guards, Cattoor (31.3) and Radford (30.6) were the leaders in combined PER and WS. So there you have the full starting five of Virginia Tech men’s basketball royalty in the past decade. Each one played key roles in the Hokies’ successes on the court of late.

Of the five, Cattoor had the highest career offensive win share total, at 9.8 (ranking third in school history), followed by Blackshear (8.1) and LeDay (7.1).

All five played valuable roles in building V-Tech men’s basketball up under Mike Young’s five-year run with the Hokies. The next generation of basketball talent is tasked with getting the Blacksburg institution back into the field of 68 in 2025 after a two-year hiatus.

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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